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Podcast Episode: Fighting Enshittification

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 Certbot; improving the security of those protocols; offering legal assistance to researchers through our Coders' Rights Project; offering practical security advice to activists through the surveillance self-defense project; and working on the development of new security standards.

Security Highlights

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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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Spritely and Veilid: Exciting Projects Building the Peer-to-Peer Web

While there is a surge in federated social media sites, like Bluesky and Mastodon, some technologists are hoping to take things further than this model of decentralization with fully peer-to-peer applications. Two leading projects, Spritely and Veilid, hint at what this could look like.There are many technologies used behind the...

Artificial Intelligence

لا روبوتات (.txt): كيفية مطالبة ChatGPT وجوجل بارد بعدم استخدام موقعك الالكتروني للتدريب

أصدر كل من OpenAI وجوجل إرشادات لأصحاب/ صاحبات المواقع الالكترونية الذين/ اللواتي لا يريدون أن تستخدم الشركتان محتوى مواقعهما لتدريب نماذج اللغات الكبيرة للشركة (LLMs). لقد كنا دائما من مؤيدي/ات الحق في استخلاص المواقع الإلكترونية - وهي عملية استخدام الكمبيوتر لتحميل وقراءة صفحات المواقع الالكترونية لتحليلها لاحقًا - كأداة...


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