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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EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

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We've had our differences with ex-NSA director Hayden, but even he thinks encryption back doors are a bad idea:

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Free software makes wireless devices safer and faster. Don't let the FCC wipe it out.

Oct 7 @ 1:50pm

Facebook told @motherboard its names policy keeps users safe—but our letter to Facebook explains how wrong that is.

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