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Electronic Frontier Foundation From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990—well before the Internet was on most people's radar—and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights. https://www.eff.org/ Email this author.


Senators Tasked With NSA Oversight Urge Appeals Court To End Call Records Collection

Senators Tasked With NSA Oversight Urge Appeals Court To End Call Records Collection

This post, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation legal fellow Andrew Crocker, was originally published on the foundation’s website. Smith v. Obama, a challenge to the NSA’s warrantless collection of phone records, currently before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has received some high-profile support. In six amicus briefs filed yesterday, a range of groups […]

Grassroots Groups Fighting Law Enforcement Exercise Designed To Put Cops In Touch With Military Tech Companies

Grassroots Groups Fighting Law Enforcement Exercise Designed To Put Cops In Touch With Military Tech Companies

This post, written by activist Nadia Kayyali, was originally published on the EFF website. While all eyes are on the disturbing evidence of police militarization in Ferguson, are you paying attention to what’s happening with law enforcement in your own back yard? In the San Francisco Bay Area, the answer is yes. A coalition of […]

Time’s Running Out; Tweet Your Senator

Time’s Running Out; Tweet Your Senator

Congress is almost done with its summer recess. Lawmakers are due back Monday and have much to tackle. Two bills are of paramount importance to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. One must be passed by Congress, while the other must be killed.

Aaron Swartz’s Work, Computer Crime Law And ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’

Aaron Swartz’s Work, Computer Crime Law And ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’

It’s been more than a year since Aaron Swartz’s tragic death, and now his life is the subject of a new documentary. The film tells the story of a political activist and innovator who put theory into practice, always experimenting and building new tools and methodologies to animate his theory of change.

Supreme Court Tackles Online Threats

This article by Hanni Fakhoury originally appeared August 26 at the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. When Sarah Palin placed crosshairs over political districts her political action committee was targeting in the 2010 midterm election, there was an outcry but she wasn’t arrested. Although some claimed the imagery was violent, no one believed Palin […]

EFF, ACLU Demolish ‘It’s Just Metadata’ Claim In NSA Spying Appeal

EFF, ACLU Demolish ‘It’s Just Metadata’ Claim In NSA Spying Appeal

This was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Washington, D.C. — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday filed an amicus brief in Klayman v. Obama, a high-profile lawsuit that challenges mass surveillance, arguing that Americans’ telephone metadata deserves the highest protection of the 4th Amendment. Larry […]

One Way To Stand Against Spying: Meet With A Legislator

One Way To Stand Against Spying: Meet With A Legislator

Those in the U.S. prepared to vigorously oppose mass government spying need to fight back and hold our representatives to account for the routine human rights violations perpetrated by the NSA. Congress is in recess for the month of August, so right now is an ideal time to schedule a visit in-district.

EFF: Record Label Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Online Content Communities

This article originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website. San Francisco — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a Federal appeals court to block record labels’ attempt to thwart Federal law in Capitol v. Vimeo — a case that could jeopardize free speech and innovation and the […]

The New Senate USA FREEDOM Act: A First Step Toward Reforming Mass Surveillance

The New Senate USA FREEDOM Act: A First Step Toward Reforming Mass Surveillance

On Tuesday, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced a revised version of his USA FREEDOM legislation, the USA FREEDOM Act of 2014, which focuses on telephone record collection and FISA Court reform. While this bill is not a comprehensive solution to overly broad and unConstitutional surveillance, it is a strong first step.

EFF, ACLU Join Idaho Mom’s Legal Challenge to NSA Surveillance

This story originally appeared Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Court of Appeals Agrees to Expedite Case Over Telephone Records Collection Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – The Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho have announced they will join Anna […]

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