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EFF Wins DMCA Exemption Petitions for Tinkering With Echos and Repairing Appliances, But New Circumvention Rules Still Too Narrow To Benefit Most Technology Users

Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation won petitions submitted to the Library of Congress that will make it easier for people to legally remove or repair software in the Amazon Echo, in cars, and in personal digital devices, but the library refused to issue the kind of broad, simple and robust...
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Security Education 101 at BSidesPDX

Security Education 101 The need for robust personal digital security is growing every day. Individuals, grassroots groups, and civil society organizations are voicing a need for accessible security education. Whether you’re new to computer security concepts or you’re new to teaching, there’s an important role you can play...

SUMIT_2018

EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn will present via livestream: Putting the Security Back into Cybersecurity, as part of University of Michigan's annual cyber security conference for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Note that if attending the conference on-site in Michigan, the livestream will start at 1:00 pm. Please adjust your remote...

Blunt Policies and Secretive Enforcement Mechanisms: LGBTQ+ and Sexual Health on the Corporate Web

The free and open Internet has enabled disparate communities to come together across miles and borders, and empowered marginalized communities to share stories, art, and information with one another and the broader public—but restrictive and often secretive or poorly messaged policies by corporate gatekeepers threaten to change that. Content policies...

EFF Sues San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to Obtain Records About Use of Privacy Invasive Cell-Site Simulators

San Bernardino, California—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) sued the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department today to gain access to records about search warrants where cell-site simulators, devices that allow police to locate and track people by tricking their cell phones into a connection, were authorized in criminal investigations.EFF...

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