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EFF Press Release Archives

Press Releases: December 2011

Appeals Court Revives EFF's Challenge to Government's Massive Spying Program

San Francisco - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today blocked the government's attempt to bury the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) lawsuit against the government's illegal mass surveillance program, returning Jewel v. NSA to the District Court for the next step. The court found that Jewel had alleged sufficient...

Protect Yourself from Intrusive Laptop and Phone Searches at the U.S. Border

San Francisco - Anytime you travel internationally, you risk a broad, invasive search of your laptop, phone, and other digital devices – including the copying of your data and seizing of your property for an indefinite time. To help travelers protect themselves and their private information during the busy holiday...

Judge: Prosecution of Online Critic Under Anti-Stalking Law Is Unconstitutional

San Francisco - A federal district court judge in Maryland today blocked the government's use of a federal anti-stalking law to prosecute a man for posting insults and criticism of a public figure to Twitter, ruling that "the First Amendment protects speech even when the subject or manner of expression...

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