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EFF Award Winner: Kyle Wiens

Kyle Wiens will receive an EFF Award for Right to Repair Advocacy this week. Kyle Wiens is CEO and co-founder of iFixit and a godfather of the Right to Repair movement who has empowered millions of people to fix their own goods, keep jobs, and reduce waste, while also helping...
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Sacramento County Resident Joins EFF Lawsuit After Illegal Sharing of His Electricity Usage Data Makes Him a Target of Law Enforcement

The Sacramento County Utility District (SMUD) and the Sacramento Police Department are running an illegal data sharing scheme, with the police making bulk requests for customers’ energy usage data to enforce a cannabis grow ordinance, according to a new EFF lawsuit.The secret data sharing arrangement violates SMUD customers’...

EFF Award Winner: Digital Defense Fund

Digital Defense Fund will receive an EFF Award for Civil Rights Technology this week. The fund launched in 2017 to meet the abortion rights movement’s increased need for security and technology resources after the 2016 election. This “multidisciplinary team of organizers, engineers, designers, abortion fund and practical support volunteers” provides...

EFF Award Winner: Alaa Abd El-Fattah

Alaa Abd El-Fattah will receive an EFF Award for Democratic Reform Advocacy this week. An Egyptian-British blogger, software developer, and political activist, Alaa is perhaps the most high-profile political prisoner in Egypt if not the entire Arab world.

Stop the Copyright Creep

In 2020, two copyright-related proposals became law despite the uproar against them. The first was the unconstitutional CASE Act. The second was a felony streaming proposal that had never been seen or debated in public. In fact, its inclusion was in the news before its text was ever made public....

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