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Barr v. Redacted - Under Seal NSL Challenge

In 2018, an unnamed National Security Letter recipient petitioned the FBI to review three NSL nondisclosure orders it received in 2011. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California held that the indefinite gag orders did not violate the First Amendment and should stay in place "unless and...

5G Overview for Legislative Staff (Sacramento)

Policy panel is meant to educate legislative staff on the issues that face 5G wireless deployment. Lynda Ng -- Director of Network System Performance, Verizon Shireen Santosham -- Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Jose Brandie Nonnecke -- Director, CITRIS Policy Lab, UC Berkeley Peter Leroe-Muñoz -- VP/Tech & Innovation...

Court Refuses to Keep Patent Licensor's Secrets

Patent owners shouldn’t be allowed to keep basic facts about their patents secret—especially when they initiate litigation in courts, which are presumptively open to the public. Uniloc is one of the worst examples of such a company: it doesn’t make any products, but sues lots of others that do. Then...

Coin Center’s Report Explores Privacy Coins, Decentralized Exchanges, and the First Amendment

Coin Center’s Peter Van Valkenburgh published a report exploring the potential Constitutional concerns should aggressive regulators attempt to crack down on the coders developing ideas for cryptocurrencies and decentralized exchanges. For long-time readers of the EFF blog, some of these ideas will seem familiar. EFF has been asserting that publishing...

Uniloc v. Apple

This is one of many patent cases filed by Uniloc--one of the most active patent trolls in the world that filed more than 170 lawsuits in a year. Since then, various Uniloc entities have filed hundreds of patent suits, including this one against Apple in the Northern District of...

San Francisco: Stop Secret Spy Tech and Face Surveillance

Government use of many surveillance technologies, and especially face surveillance, can invade privacy and chill free speech. It also disproportionately harms already marginalized communities: it increases the likelihood that they will be entangled with police, ICE, and other agencies with a history of abuse, bias, and unlawful violence. San Francisco’s...

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