Computer security and the lack of computer security is a fundamental issue that underpins much of how the Internet does (and doesn't) function. Many of the policy issues that EFF works on are linked to security in deep ways including privacy and anonymity DRM censorship and network neutrality.

EFF works directly on a wide range of security issues including increased deployment of cryptographic protocols through projects like HTTPS Everywhere and HTTPS Now; improving the security of those protocols with the SSL Observatory; offering legal assistance to researchers through our Coders' Rights Project; offering practical security advice to activists through the surveillance self-defense and surveillance self-defense international projects; directly auditing open source codebases; and working on the development of new security standards.

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Creating and managing strong passwords is one of the first steps to effective personal digital security.

Oct 25 @ 12:49pm

For the first time, @thedailybeast has revealed AT&T documents about the secretive Hemisphere call records program

Oct 25 @ 11:38am

Americans targeted by state-sponsored malware
have the right to hold their attackers accountable, EFF tells court:

Oct 25 @ 11:00am
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