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SeaGL 2023

EFF is excited to support this year's Seattle GNU/Linux Conference, also known as SeaGL! This grassroots technical summit is dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about free/libre/open source software, hardware, and culture. As in past years, this year's SeaGL is free and open to everyone! The conference is in...

Digital Rights Updates with EFFector 35.13

It's spooky season 🎃 But don't let the latest digital rights news scare you—we've got a breakdown of the latest headlines with our EFFector newsletter. This latest issue covers the government spying law Section 702 and why it must end; our fight against the Kids Online Safety Act, and other...

Fall Members-Only Speakeasy: When Child Safety Puts Us All at Risk

Many tech users would like an internet that’s private, secure, and gives strength to disadvantaged voices. It could be a supportive place for everyone. But policymakers around the world have called for new measures to “protect the children” that give kids a second-class experience while simultaneously threatening everyone’s free speech...

Mastercard Should Stop Selling Our Data

We trust companies with our information every day. But many companies—even those that hold our most revealing information—are using it not just to provide the services we ask for, but to amp up their profits at the cost of our privacy.That's why EFF has joined a campaign, led by the...

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EFF Urges Second Circuit to Affirm Injunction of New York’s Dangerous Online “Hateful Conduct” Law

EFF, along with the ACLU, urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to find a New York statute that compels platforms to moderate online speech that falls within the state’s particular definition of “hateful conduct” unconstitutional.The statute itself requires covered social media platforms to develop a mechanism...

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Is Your State’s Child Safety Law Unconstitutional? Try Comprehensive Data Privacy Instead

Comprehensive data privacy legislation is the best way to hold tech companies accountable in our surveillance age, including for harm they do to children. Well-written privacy legislation has the added benefit of being constitutional—unlike the flurry of laws that restrict content behind age verification requirements that courts have recently blocked...

The State of Chihuahua Is Building a 20-Story Tower in Ciudad Juarez to Surveil 13 Cities–and Texas Will Also Be Watching

Chihuahua state officials and a notorious Mexican security contractor broke ground last summer on the Torre Centinela (Sentinel Tower), an ominous, 20-story high-rise in downtown Ciudad Juarez that will serve as the central node of a new AI-enhanced surveillance regime. With tentacles reaching into 13 Mexican cities and a data...

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