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EFF Award Winner: Digital Defense Fund

Digital Defense Fund will receive an EFF Award for Civil Rights Technology this week. The fund launched in 2017 to meet the abortion rights movement’s increased need for security and technology resources after the 2016 election. This “multidisciplinary team of organizers, engineers, designers, abortion fund and practical support volunteers” provides...

EFF Award Winner: Alaa Abd El-Fattah

Alaa Abd El-Fattah will receive an EFF Award for Democratic Reform Advocacy this week. An Egyptian-British blogger, software developer, and political activist, Alaa is perhaps the most high-profile political prisoner in Egypt if not the entire Arab world.

Stop the Copyright Creep

In 2020, two copyright-related proposals became law despite the uproar against them. The first was the unconstitutional CASE Act. The second was a felony streaming proposal that had never been seen or debated in public. In fact, its inclusion was in the news before its text was ever made public....

A drawn image of Egyptian political prisoner Alaa Abd El Fattah

علاء عبد الفتاح يتجاوز 200 يوم من الإضراب عن الطعام مع اقتراب قمة المناخ "كوب 27"

ما زلنا قلقين للغاية بشأن تدهور صحة علاء عبد الفتاح، الناشط الإلكتروني البريطاني المصري، الحائز على جائزة مؤسسة الجبهة الإلكترونية 2022، وسجين الرأي حسب منظمة العفو الدولية. ويضرب علاء الآن عن الطعام في سجن وادي النطرون في مصر منذ أكثر من 200 يوم، وذكرت صحيفة الإندبندنت البريطانية...

an imprisoned person uses a mobile phone through the bars

Stop the Persecution: Iranian Authorities Must Immediately Release Technologists and Digital Rights Defenders

Update, November 9, 2022: We are happy to announce that Aryan Eqbal has been released along with other digital rights defenders. Jadi Mirmirani remains wrongfully detained. We will continue to monitor the situation.We, the undersigned human rights organizations, strongly condemn the Iranian authorities’ ruthless persecution, harassment, and arrest of technologists...

EFF Cat Speaking Freely

The Internet Is Not Facebook: Why Infrastructure Providers Should Stay Out of Content Policing

Cloudflare’s recent headline-making decision to refuse its services to KiwiFarms—a site notorious for allowing its users to wage harassment campaigns against trans people—is likely to lead to more calls for infrastructure companies to police online speech. Although EFF would shed no tears at the loss of KiwiFarms (which is still...

Get to Know the EFA: Digital Fourth

Electronic Frontier Alliance member Digital Fourth—also known as Restore the Fourth Boston—has been instrumental in passing surveillance oversight ordinances in the greater Boston area since 2018. Digital Fourth advocates for Fourth Amendment rights in Massachusetts. The Fourth Amendment protects people in the U.S. from “unreasonable searches and seizures”...

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