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The Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses a Clear and Present Danger to Journalism, the Freedom of the Press, and Freedom of Speech

The century-old tradition that the Espionage Act not be used against journalistic activities has now been broken. Seventeen new charges were filed yesterday against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. These new charges make clear that he is being prosecuted for basic journalistic tasks, including being openly available to receive...

Rep. Thompson Works to Secure Our Elections

Foreign adversaries and domestic dirty tricksters can secretly hack our nation’s electronic voting systems. That’s why information security experts agree we must go back to basics: paper ballots. We also need “risk-limiting audits,” meaning mandatory post-election review of a sample of the paper ballots, to ensure the election-night “official” results...
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Congress Can End the Digital Divide or Replace It with a Speed Chasm with Its Broadband Infrastructure Bill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee held its first hearing on a major infrastructure bill called the “Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s (LIFT) America Act,” which authorizes $45 billion in broadband infrastructure money. Such a massive infusion of federal dollars would reshape the United States communications market and help put the...

Investigative Reporters & Editors: Reporters, digital security, and emerging threats

Whether covering a local beat or investigating national security, journalists must make deliberate decisions about how they protect their devices, communications, and sensitive data, particularly in an era of mass surveillance, data breaches, and targeted hacking. However, there is no suite of tools or practices that will fit all circumstances...
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Nominations Open for 2019 Barlows!

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Barlows to be presented at EFF's 28th Annual Pioneer Award Ceremony. Established in 1992, the Pioneer Award Ceremony recognizes leaders who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of technology. In honor of Internet visionary, Grateful Dead lyricist, and EFF co-founder...

EFF Spring 2019 Bay Area Members' Speakeasy

Join us on May 22 for our spring Speakeasy meet-up at a super-secret location in San Francisco! Raise a glass with EFF and discover our latest work defending your freedom online. This event is a free, casual gathering to give you a chance to mingle with local EFF supporters and...

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