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Know Your Rights!

Your computer, your phone, and your other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. This is sensitive data that's worth protecting from prying eyes - including those of the government. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects you from unreasonable government searches and seizures,...

Patterns of Misconduct: FBI Intelligence Violations from 2001 - 2008

January 2011 Table Of Contents Executive Summary Introduction The Intelligence Oversight Board FBI Intelligence Violations Reported to the IOB Violations of Internal Oversight Guidelines Abuse of National Security Letters Violations of the Constitution, FISA, and Other Legal Authorities Total Number of Violations from 2001 - 2008 Conclusion References Executive Summary...

Unintended Consequences: Twelve Years under the DMCA

This is an old and outdated copy of Unintended Consequences. Please visit the archive for the most recent version. This document collects reported cases where the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA have been invoked not against pirates, but against consumers, scientists, and legitimate competitors. It will be updated from time...

Digital Books and Your Rights: A Checklist for Readers

February 2010 I. Introduction After several years of false starts, the universe of digital books seems at last poised to expand dramatically. Readers should view this expansion with both excitement and wariness. Excitement because digital books could revolutionize reading, making more books more findable and more accessible to more people...

From EFF's Secret Files: Anatomy of a Bogus Subpoena

November 2009 How the Government Secretly Demanded the IP Address of Every Visitor to Political News Site Indymedia.us Table Of Contents Introduction The Subpoena to Indymedia Flaw #1: Demanding "all IP traffic" Flaw #2: Bogus Gag Order EFF Responds; Government Backs Down Closing Lessons Legal Disclaimer 1. Introduction: Lifting the...

On Locational Privacy, and How to Avoid Losing it Forever

August 2009 By Andrew J. Blumberg and Peter Eckersley , August 2009 Also available as a PDF in English and Bulgarian. Over the next decade, systems which create and store digital records of people's movements through public space will be woven inextricably into the fabric of everyday life. We are...

Surveillance Self-Defense International

Published July 2009; revised June 2010. 6 Ideas For Those Needing Defensive Technology to Protect Free Speech from Authoritarian Regimes and 4 Ways the Rest of Us Can Help Peter Eckersley, pde@eff.org Introduction: The Internet remains one of the most powerful means ever created to give voice to repressed people...

Avoiding Gripes About Your Gripe (or Parody) Site

May 2009 Here's a story we hear a lot at EFF: You think BadCo, Inc. is a bad actor and you've developed a really cool site to tell the world why. Maybe just by griping about them or maybe through a bit of parody . Fast forward two weeks: you're...

Unintended Consequences: Ten Years under the DMCA

This is an old and outdated copy of Unintended Consequences. Please visit the archive for the most recent version. This document collects reported cases where the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA have been invoked not against pirates, but against consumers, scientists, and legitimate competitors. It will be updated from time...

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