Computer security and the lack of computer security is a fundamental issue that underpins much of how the Internet does (and doesn't) function. Many of the policy issues that EFF works on are linked to security in deep ways including privacy and anonymity DRM censorship and network neutrality.

EFF works directly on a wide range of security issues including increased deployment of cryptographic protocols through projects like HTTPS Everywhere and HTTPS Now; improving the security of those protocols with the SSL Observatory; offering legal assistance to researchers through our Coders' Rights Project; offering practical security advice to activists through the surveillance self-defense and surveillance self-defense international projects; directly auditing open source codebases; and working on the development of new security standards.

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ICYMI: A major victory for privacy—Gov. Brown signed SB 178. Now cops need a warrant to search your data in CA.

Oct 9 @ 9:01am

Hey @WhiteHouse: these 21 tech companies came out unequivocally against crypto back doors. So should you.

Oct 9 @ 8:25am

BREAKING: Obama rejects laws mandating backdoors in our communications, but doesn't go nearly far enough:

Oct 9 @ 12:13am
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