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Podcast Episode: Teaching AI to Its Targets

Too many young people – particularly young people of color – lack enough familiarity or experience with emerging technologies to recognize how artificial intelligence can impact their lives, in either a harmful or an empowering way. Educator Ora Tanner saw this and rededicated her career toward promoting tech literacy and...

How consumers can exercise their rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives the state’s residents important rights regarding the personal information that businesses collect about them—information that can be used to determine what offers they receive and the prices or rates they pay, not only for products and services, but for employment, credit, housing and...

The EU Digital Markets Act’s Interoperability Rule Addresses An Important Need, But Raises Difficult Security Problems for Encrypted Messaging

The European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) allows new messaging services to demand interoperability (the ability to exchange messages) from the internet's largest messaging services (like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage). Interoperability is an important tool to promote competition and prevent monopolists from shutting down user-empowering innovation. But...

Cory Doctorow Demicon 33

EFF Special Advisor Cory Doctorow is the guest of honor at Des Moines's Demicon 33 science fiction convention; his solo presentations and panels include "Computer Technology in SF," "Seize the Means of Computation," "Pay the Writer-Beyond Moar Copyrights!" and "Human Rights/Digital Rights."

EFF at HOPE 2022

EFF is excited to be a part of this year's HOPE! After being away for four years, since 2020 was virtual, we're excited to be in person for A New Hope. Be sure to stop by our booth in the expo hall to learn about the latest developments in...

Black Hat USA 2022 - August 6-11

EFF at Black Hat USA 2022

Join EFF at Black Hat Briefings! After two years of being virtual, we're excited to be in person for this year's Black Hat USA. Be sure to stop by our booth in the Business Hall to learn about the latest developments in protecting digital freedoms....

Caught in the Net Report

Amidst Invasion of Ukraine, Platforms Continue to Erase Critical War Crimes Documentation

When atrocities happen—in Mariupol, Gaza, Kabul, or Christchurch—users and social media companies face a difficult question: how do we handle online content that shows those atrocities? Can and should we differentiate between pro-violence content containing atrocities and documentation by journalists or human rights activists? In a conflict, should platforms take...

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