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The Future of the Internet: Protocols vs. Platforms

The early Internet evolved around many different protocols. Email utilized Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), Post Office Protocol (POP), and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP); The web was accessed using Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP), with data sent over Transmission Control Protocol and the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP); and you could...

The Digital Agenda in Europe (Copenhagen)

EFF's Jillian C. York will join journalist Emma Holten and activist Henrik Chulu for a discussion about digital platforms and the European digital agenda at the invitation of Danish MEP Karen Melchior.

In Foreshadowing Cryptocurrency Regulations, U.S. Treasury Secretary Prioritizes Law Enforcement Concerns

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin foreshadowed the Trump administration’s plans for greater surveillance of cryptocurrency users during his testimony before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday. He noted that cryptocurrency was a “crucial area” for the Treasury Department to examine, and said: We are working with FinCEN and...

California Auditor Releases Damning Report About Law Enforcement’s Use of Automated License Plate Readers

California police and sheriffs are failing to protect the privacy of drivers on city streets, the California State Auditor’s office determined after a seven-month investigation into the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by the Los Angeles Police Department and three other local law enforcement agencies. California State Senator...

Payward, Inc. (Kraken) v. Does 1-10

EFF represents an anonymous speaker targeted by their former employer for leaving a review on Glassdoor. EFF's client, J. Doe, seeks to quash a subpoena for identifying information of several former employees of the cryptocurrency exchange company Kraken after the company sought their identities based on a lawsuit alleging the...

EFF at SCaLE 18X

We're happy to be returning to the 18th Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE), where you can find the EFF table in the expo hall all weekend. We're offering member special rates and unique EFF shwag for donation. Come say hi! More information about SCaLE here: SCaLE 18X – the...

RSA: The Never-Ending Crypto Wars

Location: Moscone CenterTrack: Cryptographer's Track The 1993 Clipper Chip sparked a debate on law enforcement access to encryption. While the civil society believed it had won this debate, the crypto wars have returned with complex international dimensions, as the debate moves from encrypted communications to meta-data, cloud data and malware...

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