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We Finally Have a Federal Fiber Broadband Plan

There is a lot to appreciate in the recently published “Notice of Funding Opportunity” (NOFO) by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA). It is arguably the first federal government proposal that seeks to promote infrastructure policies focused on the future, rather than the usual subsidizing “good enough...

المواطن البريطاني علاء عبد الفتاح يطالب بوقف سوء المعاملة في السجون المصرية

المدون والمبرمج والمدافع عن حرية التعبير المصري علاء عبد الفتاح مضرب عن الطعام في اليوم الخامس والأربعين احتجاجًا على سوء معاملته في أحد السجون المصرية. يقضي علاء حكما حُكم عليه به دون اتباع الإجراءات القانونية اللازمة أواخر العام الماضي، بعد أن أمضى عامين محتجزا في سجن طرة شديد الحراسة...

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California Law Enforcement Now Needs Approval for Military-Grade Surveillance Equipment. We'll Be Watching.

California residents finally have a law designed to dismantle some of the secrecy around domestic acquisitions of warzone surveillance equipment.The weapons of the United States military—drones, mobile command centers, sound cannons, and more—have been handed off to local law enforcement for years. The transfers have equipped police departments with the...

EFF to Court: Fair Use is a Right Congress Cannot Cast Aside

Copyright law and free expression have always been in tension, with the courts protecting speech from overzealous copyright claims using legal doctrines such as fair use. But in 1998, Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and since then courts have interpreted its “anti-circumvention” provision to give rightsholders the unprecedented...

California Privacy

Reproductive Privacy Requires Data Privacy

EFF supports data privacy for all, and that includes people seeking reproductive health care. Even before the Supreme Court draft decision regarding Roe v. Wade leaked, EFF was engaged with reproductive justice advocates on how to better protect data privacy for people seeking care, providing it, and funding it. We’ve...

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Podcast Episode: The Philosopher King

Computer scientists often build algorithms with a keen focus on “solving the problem,” without considering the larger implications and potential misuses of the technology they’re creating. That’s how we wind up with machine learning that prevents qualified job applicants from advancing, or blocks mortgage applicants from buying homes, or creates...

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