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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. Email this author.

EFF: Wants You To Help Defeat The NSA

This post, written by activist nadia Kayyali, was originally published on the EFF website. The NSA may seem like an intimidating giant, but it has a serious Achilles’ heel— the enormous budget it claims from taxpayer dollars every year. While change to the actual words of the laws that govern NSA surveillance seems to be a […]

Flawed Priorities Reflected In Updated U.S. ‘Trade Objectives’

Flawed Priorities Reflected In Updated U.S. ‘Trade Objectives’

The Office of the United States Trade Representative published its updated objectives for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, including its priorities in the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter of the multilateral trade agreement. The updated language reflects the underlying, ongoing problem with the executive agency’s misplaced priorities on negotiating international trade deals.

EFF: On 6/5, 65 Things We Know About NSA Surveillance That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago

This post, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation activist Nadia Kayyali and international rights director Katitza Rodriguez, originally appeared on EFF’s website on June 5. It’s been one year since The Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting […]

NSA Defenders Ought To Stop Making These Five Claims If They Wish To Remain Credible

This post, written by EFF legal director Cindy Cohn and activist Nadia Kayyali, originally appeared on the foundation’s website on June 2. Over the past year, as the Snowden revelations have rolled out, the government and its apologists have developed a set of talking points about mass spying that the public has now heard over […]

Civil Liberties Groups Blast House’s ‘Gutted’ USA Freedom Act

EFF and Other Civil Liberties Organizations Call on Congress to Support Uncompromising Reform This post, written by Legislative Analyst Mark Jaycox, Activist Nadia Kayyali and Staff Attorney Lee Tien, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on May 20. Since the introduction of the USA FREEDOM Act, a bill that has over 140 cosponsors, […]

Justice Department’s National Security Division Nominated For Golden Padlock Award For Egregious Secrecy

This article, written by EFF media relations coordinator and investigative researcher Dave Maass, was originally published on the foundation’s website on May 20. For the second year in a row, Investigative Reporters and Editors solicited nominations from the public for one of the least coveted prizes in government: the Golden Padlock. The award recognizes “the […]

The Electronic Frontier Foundation Explains The USA Freedom Act

The Electronic Frontier Foundation Explains The USA Freedom Act

The House’s USA Freedom Act is a good indication that Congress is still engaged with NSA reform, but the bill must be strengthened and clarified to ensure that it accomplishes one of its main intentions: ending mass collection.

One Year Later: Electronic Frontier Foundation Takes A look At The Edward Snowden Leaks And How Government Spying Affects Us All

This essay, written by EFF International Rights Director Katitza Rodriguez, was originally published on the foundation’s website May 15. June 5th marks the first anniversary of the beginning of the Edward Snowden revelations–a landmark event in global awareness of the worldwide spying machine. It has been a year where the world has learned that the […]

EFF Petitions Court For Criminal Defendants’ Right To Review Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Evidence

This post, written by EFF staff attorney Hanni Fakhoury, was originally published on the foundation’s website on May 9. In the 36-year existence of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the government has never disclosed classified FISA materials—the specific applications for surveillance and the factual affidavits that support the surveillance request—to a criminal defendant. That all […]

EFF: The Way The NSA Uses Section 702 Is Deeply Troubling; Here’s Why

EFF: The Way The NSA Uses Section 702 Is Deeply Troubling; Here’s Why

The most recent disclosure of classified National Security Agency documents revealed that the British spy agency GCHQ sought unfettered access to NSA data collected under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act.


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