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Electronic Frontier Foundation Archive

Electronic Frontier Foundation

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.

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.

EFF Praises Today’s Judiciary Committee Action On USA FREEDOM Act, But Calls For More FISA Reform

This article by Kurt Opsahl was originally published May 7 by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Earlier today, the House Judiciary Committee passed a revised version of the USA FREEDOM Act. We’re pleased by Congress’ strong step toward ending bulk surveillance of phone records of Americans. This bill is a good start toward reforming an out-of-control […]

EFF Sues Justice Department Again For Secret Survelliance Court Rulings

Debate Over Mass Surveillance Hampered by Undisclosed FISA Court Decisions San Francisco – In a continuing campaign to uncover the government’s secret interpretations of the surveillance laws underlying the National Security Agency (NSA)’s spying programs, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed another lawsuit against the Department of Justice, demanding that the government hand over […]

EFF: Campus Activism Against NSA Spying is Growing Fast

This piece, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation activist April Glaser, originally appeared on the foundation’s website on April 25. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been on the road, traveling to cities and towns across the country to bring our message of digital rights and reform to community and student groups. And while we had the […]

EFF’s Suggestions For Government Surveillance Oversight

This piece, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation Legal Director and Legislative Analyst Mark M. Jaycox, originally appeared on the foundation’s website on April 23. EFF recently filed comments with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) concerning Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FAA), one of the key statutes under which […]


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