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The ENCRYPT Act Protects Encryption from U.S. State Prying

It’s not just the Department of Justice and the FBI that want to undermine your right to private communications and secure devices—some state lawmakers want to weaken encryption, too. In recent years, a couple of state legislatures introduced bills to restrict or outright ban encryption on smartphones and other devices...

California Can Lead the Way in Open Access

There’s a bill in the California legislature that would be a huge win for open access to scientific research. The California Assembly recently passed A.B. 2192 unanimously. We hope to see it pass the Senate soon, and for other states to follow California’s lead in passing strong open access...

EFF at DEF CON 26

Join EFF at DEF CON 26! We're excited to be back for another DEF CON with a membership booth in the Vendor area, a contest, and talks. Join the Cause Come find us in the Vendor area talk to us about the latest in online rights, get on our action...
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EFF at Black Hat Briefings USA 2018

Join EFF at Black Hat Briefings! Be sure to stop by our information booth in the Business Hall to find out about the latest developments in protecting digital freedom. You can even sign up as an EFF member and pick up some great swag! As in past years, EFF staff...
Biometrics HART

HART: Homeland Security’s Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and Peoples’ “Non-Obvious Relationships”

So why do we know so little about it?The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic data on citizens and foreigners in the United States. The agency’s new Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will include...

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