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Hearing Friday in Jewel NSA Spying Lawsuit: EFF Asks Court to Let Case Proceed to Determine Constitutionality of Mass Surveillance

Oakland, California—On Friday, March 29, at 9:00 am, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will tell a federal court that its clients should be allowed to proceed with their case challenging the constitutionality of NSA spying. The government’s latest attempts to prevent the court from evaluating the legality of surveilling millions...

EFF Backs Redditor in Fight to Stay Anonymous

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is representing an anonymous Reddit commenter who is facing an abusive copyright claim from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, a group that publishes doctrines for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Today, EFF filed a motion to quash the attempt by Watchtower to unmask the online...

In Re DMCA Section 512(h) Subpoena to Reddit, Inc.

In this case, we are representing an anonymous Reddit commenter who is facing an abusive copyright claim from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, the supervising body and publisher for the Jehovah’s Witness religious organization. We have filed a motion to quash a subpoena Watch Tower has obtained and...

Encrypting the Internet: Obstacles to TLS Deployment

Have you ever had problems with TLS? Like, you’re trying to view a web page but your browser is giving you a security warning instead? Or maybe you’ve been on the other end, invoking ancient shell scripts beyond your comprehension in a last-ditch attempt to renew your Let’s Encrypt certificate...
FOIA Flashlight

EFF, Coalition Urge Supreme Court to Maintain Public Access to Government’s Use of Privately Developed Technology

Some of the most controversial technologies government agencies use to surveil the public or automate decisions about them are developed or overseen by private parties. Whether it’s automated license plate readers (ALPRs), cell-site simulators, or algorithmic tools used by federal courts and other agencies to make decisions about people’s life...
Creativity & Innovation

Why Are Creators Paying for TikTok’s Mistake?

TikTok is an app that makes it easy for people to make short lip-synching videos, which unsurprisingly makes it a goldmine of creativity and memes. TikTok recently got in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission because it failed to comply with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA requires...

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