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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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Today's story about Walmart reminds us—spying isn't limited to the govt. Assess your threats with threat modeling:

Nov 25 @ 10:53am

Walmart's global security team monitored social media for info about protests—with help from Lockheed Martin:

Nov 25 @ 10:22am

Take 30 seconds to tell the U.S. Department of Education that open licensing matters.

Nov 25 @ 10:04am
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