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Podcast Episode: Data Doppelgängers

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 Certbot; 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 project; directly auditing open source codebases; and working on the development of new security standards.

Security Highlights

Encrypting the Web

The web has largely switched from non-secure HTTP to the more secure HTTPS protocol. All web servers use one of these two protocols to get web pages from the server to your browser. HTTP has serious problems that make it vulnerable to eavesdropping and content hijacking. HTTPS fixes most of...

Coders' Rights Project

EFF's Coders' Rights Project protects programmers and developers engaged in cutting-edge exploration of technology. Security and encryption researchers help build a safer future for all of us using digital technologies, but too many legitimate researchers face serious legal challenges that prevent or inhibit their work. These challenges come from laws...

Security Updates

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لمرضى كوفيد-19 الحقّ في الخصوصية وعدم الخضوع للمراقبة خلال الحجر الصحّي

تستخدم الحكومات في مختلف أنحاء العالم تقنيات المراقبة لرصد مدى امتثال مرضى فيروس كوفيد-19 لتعليمات التزام الحجر المنزلي. وتشمل هذه التقنيات أموراً مثل رصد الموقع الجغرافي عبر السوار الذي يوضع في الكاحل، وتطبيقات الهاتف التي تتتبّع الموقع الجغرافي، والتطبيقات الأخرى التي تطلب من المرضى التقاط صور سيلفي شخصية أثناء الحجر...

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Security Expert Tadayoshi Kohno Joins EFF Advisory Board

EFF is proud to announce a new addition to our crack advisory board: security expert and scholar Tadayoshi Kohno. A professor at University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Kohno is a researcher whose work focuses on identifying and fixing security flaws in emerging technologies,...


Cryptoparty Ann Arbor: A Case Study in Grassroots Activism

Grassroots activism, in its many forms, allows a community to mobilize around a shared set of ideals and creates an environment whereby participants can share information and resources to help facilitate the advancement of their common aims. The Electronic Frontier Alliance (EFA) is a grassroots network of community and campus...


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