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The Failed Fix to NSL Gag Orders: How the Majority of National Security Letter Recipients Remain Gagged After USA FREEDOM

This report details how, despite repeated efforts by Congress and federal courts, the FBI’s controversial national security letter (“NSL”) authority remains unconstitutional by subjecting recipients to indefinite prior restraints. EFF’s analysis of records it obtained in a Freedom of Information Act suit concludes that absent further judicial or legislative intervention...
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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...
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Face Off: Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Technology

Last updated: April 20, 2020Executive SummaryFace recognition is poised to become one of the most pervasive surveillance technologies, and law enforcement’s use of it is increasing rapidly. Today, law enforcement officers can use mobile devices to capture face recognition-ready photographs of people they stop on the street; surveillance cameras...

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The Pregnancy Panopticon

Women’s health is big business. There are a staggering number of applications for Android and iOS which claim to help people keep track of their monthly cycle, know when they may be fertile, or track the status of their pregnancy. These apps entice the user to input the most intimate...

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Who Has Your Back? Government Data Requests 2017

The role of Who Has Your Back is to provide objective measurements for analyzing the policies and advocacy positions of major technology companies when it comes to handing data to the government. We focus on a handful of specific, measurable criteria that can act as a vital stopgap against unfettered...

Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy

by Frida Alim, Nate Cardozo, Gennie Gebhart, Karen Gullo, and Amul KaliaDownload the report as a PDF.EXECUTIVE SUMMARYStudents and their families are backed into a corner. As students across the United States are handed school-issued laptops and signed up for educational cloud services, the way the educational system treats...

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