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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

الاحتفال بمرور 15 عامًا على الدفاع عن النفس ضد المراقبة

في 3 مارس/ آذار 2009، أطلقنا نظام الدفاع عن النفس ضد المراقبة (SSD). في ذلك الوقت، عرضناه على أنه "دليل إرشادي عبر الإنترنت لحماية بياناتك الخاصة ضد التجسس الحكومي". في العقد الماضي، ساهم مئات الأشخاص في النظام، وقرأها أكثر من 20 مليون شخص، وتضاعف طول المحتوى تقريبًا من 40.000 كلمة...

Privacy Isn't Dead. Far From It.

Welcome! The fact that you’re reading this means that you probably care deeply about the issue of privacy, which warms our hearts. Unfortunately, even though you care about privacy, or perhaps because you care so much about it, you may feel that there's not much you (or anyone) can really...


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