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Certbot's Website Gets a Refresh

Certbot has a brand new website! Today we’ve launched a major update that will help Certbot’s users get started even more quickly and easily. Certbot is a free, open source software tool for enabling HTTPS on manually-administered websites, by automatically deploying Let’s Encrypt certificates. Since we introduced it in...
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EFF's Recommendations for Consumer Data Privacy Laws

Strong privacy legislation in the United States is possible, necessary, and long overdue. EFF emphasizes the following concrete recommendations for proposed legislation regarding consumer data privacy. Three Top Priorities First, we outline three of our biggest priorities: avoiding federal preemption, ensuring consumers have a private right of action, and using...
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Social Media Platforms Increase Transparency About Content Removal Requests, But Many Keep Users in the Dark When Their Speech Is Censored, EFF Report Shows

San Francisco and Tunis, Tunisia—While social media platforms are increasingly giving users the opportunity to appeal decisions to censor their posts, very few platforms comprehensively commit to notifying users that their content has been removed in the first place, raising questions about their accountability and transparency, the Electronic...
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Who Has Your Back? Censorship Edition 2019

Legal RequestsPlatformPolicyRequestsNoticeAppealsMechan-ismsAppealsTrans-parencySantaClaraPrinciplesApple App StoreDailymotionFacebookGitHubGoogle Play StoreInstagramLinkedInMediumPinterestRedditSnapTumblrTwitterVimeoWordpress.comYouTubeDownload chart as PDF. See earlier Who Has Your Back? reports: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.by Andrew Crocker, Gennie Gebhart, Aaron Mackey,Kurt Opsahl, Hayley Tsukayama, Jamie Lee Williams, and Jillian...

How LBS Innovations Keeps Trying to Monopolize Online Maps

Stupid Patent of the Month For years, the Eastern District of Texas (EDTX) has been a magnet for lawsuits filed by patent trolls—companies who make money with patent threats, rather than selling products or services. Technology companies large and small were sued in EDTX every week. We’ve written about how...

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