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Браслеты, маячки, штрихкоды: нательные устройства как мера борьбы с COVID-19

В попытках сдержать распространение пандемии государства по всему миру продвигают идею ношения нательных приборов в качестве меры борьбы с вирусом. Некоторые государства надеются при помощи технологического куска металла решить кризис системы общественного здравоохранения. Но многие инструменты, разработанные для решения одних проблем, таят в себе опасности, подрывающие устои системы общественного здравоохранения...

Maine Broadband Privacy Law Passes Early First Amendment Test

When you send an email or browse the web, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may track what sites you visit and when, as well as any unencrypted information you read or send. So Maine requires ISPs to get their customers’ opt-in consent before using or disclosing this and other...

EFF To Supreme Court: Violating Terms of Service Isn’t a Crime Under the CFAA

Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and leading cybersecurity experts today urged the Supreme Court to rein in the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)—and protect the security research we all rely on to keep us safe—by holding that accessing computers in ways that violate terms...
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EFF Joins Coalition Calling On the EU to Introduce Interoperability Rules

Today, EFF sent a joint letter to European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, highlighting the enormous potential of interoperability to help achieve the EU’s goals for Europe’s digital future. EFF joins a strong coalition of organizations representing European civil society organizations, entrepreneurs, and SMEs. We are calling on...

EFF Files Amicus Brief Arguing Geofence Warrants Violate the Fourth Amendment

Should the police be able to force Google to turn over identifying information on every phone within a certain geographic area—potentially hundreds or thousands of devices—just because a crime occurred there? We don’t think so. As we argued in an amicus brief filed recently in People v. Dawes, a...
The Graham-Blumenthal bill is anti-speech, anti-security, and anti-innovation.

The New EARN IT Bill Still Threatens Encryption and Free Speech

The day before a committee debate and vote on the EARN IT Act, the bill’s sponsors replaced their bill with an amended version. Here’s their new idea: instead of giving a 19-person federal commission, dominated by law enforcement, the power to regulate the Internet, the bill now effectively gives...


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