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When Facial Recognition Is Used to Identify Defendants, They Have a Right to Obtain Information About the Algorithms Used on Them, EFF Tells Court

We urged the Florida Supreme Court yesterday to review a closely-watched lawsuit to clarify the due process rights of defendants identified by facial recognition algorithms used by law enforcement. Specifically, we told the court that when facial recognition is secretly used on people later charged with a crime, those...

The Patent Office Can’t Ignore Law it Dislikes

Last month, we asked EFF supporters to help save Alice v. CLS Bank, the 2014 Supreme Court decision that has helped stem the tide of stupid software patents and abusive patent litigation. The Patent Office received hundreds of comments from you, telling it to do the right thing and apply...
FOILIES 2019

The Foilies 2019

Recognizing the year’s worst in government transparency The cause of government transparency finally broke through to the popular zeitgeist this year. It wasn’t an investigative journalism exposé or a civil rights lawsuit that did it, but a light-hearted sitcom about a Taiwanese American family set in Orlando, Florida, in the...

Beyond the Surveillance Business Model (SXSW)

It’s time to talk about the future – how technology developers and companies can successfully move beyond the surveillance business model focused on tracking and selling data about their users. Trump, Cambridge Analytica and the growing scope of cybersecurity crises have been a wake-up call to the public, tech employees...
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EFF's Third Annual Tech Trivia Night

Join us for our third annual exploration of the fascinating, obscure, and trivial minutiae of digital security, online rights, and Internet culture. It’s the ultimate technology quiz crafted by EFF experts and hosted by our very own Cybertiger Cooper Quintin.Bring your friends (or make a few new ones)! We'll form...

Portland TA3M Meetup for March

A local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance (not EFF) will host this event: ** Note: This meeting will start at 7:00 PM, NOT at our usual time. Doors will be monitored for access until 7:20 PM. If you arrive later, please post a note to the meeting page...

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