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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.


EFF Statement On Proposals To Overhaul NSA Spying

This article, compiled by legal director Cindy Cohn and legislative analyst Mark M. Jaycox, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on March 25. Today we learned that the Obama Administration and the House Intelligence Committee are both proposing welcome and seemingly significant changes to the mass telephone records collection program. Both the Obama Administration […]

Microsoft Says: Come Back With A Warrant, Unless You’re Microsoft

Microsoft Says: Come Back With A Warrant, Unless You’re Microsoft

This article, written by Andrew Crocker, originally appeared March 21, 2014 on the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. EFF has long argued that law enforcement agencies must get a warrant when they ask Internet companies for the content of their users’ communications. In 2013, as part of our annual Who Has Your Back report, we […]

EFF: Los Angeles Cops Argue All Cars In LA Are Under Investigation

EFF: Los Angeles Cops Argue All Cars In LA Are Under Investigation

This article, written by senior staff attorney Jennifer Lynch, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The Freedom of Information Act is not the only law the public can use to obtain records from the government. Most States have similar laws for accessing documents on the State and local levels. In California, the Electronic […]

EFF Victories In 2 FOIA Cases: Court Rules Government’s Arguments ‘Clearly Inadequate’ To Support Claims

EFF Victories In 2 FOIA Cases: Court Rules Government’s Arguments ‘Clearly Inadequate’ To Support Claims

The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently won favorable rulings in two hard-fought Freedom of Information Act cases involving reports of intelligence agency misconduct and agency attempts to mandate backdoors into Internet communications.

EFF: Former Members Call On Congress To Create A New Church Committee

This article, written by legislative analyst Mark Jaycox, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation: Monday marks the second day of “Sunshine Week”—a week to focus on the importance of open government and how to ensure accountability of our leaders at the federal, state, and local levels. When US intelligence agencies were caught spying […]

Guess Who Just Made The List: A Guide To The Internet’s Biggest Enemies

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Director for International Freedom of Expression Jillian York wrote this post, which originally appeared on the foundation’s website on Thursday. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released its annual “Enemies of the Internet” index this week—a ranking first launched in 2006 intended to track countries that repress online speech, intimidate and arrest bloggers, […]

EFF: Supreme Court Must Set Limits On Cellphone Searches

This article was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Changing Technology Demands New Rules for Police San Francisco — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to set limits on warrantless searches of cellphones, arguing in two cases before the court that changing technology demands new guidelines for when the […]

EFF Tech Experts: Tech Companies Must Defend Against Surveillance

This open letter to tech companies was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It includes 10 principles to protect users from National Security Agency sabotage. In the past nine months, our trust in technology companies has been badly shaken. Today, in collaboration with prominent security researchers and technologists, EFF presents an open letter to […]

EFF: Support The Right To Repair The Goods You Purchase

This article, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation Intellectual Property Director Corynne McSherry, was originally published on the organization’s website on Feb. 18. South Dakota has put forth new legislation to support to a simple principle: if you own something, you ought to be allowed to fix it. The new bill, SB 136, would require manufacturers […]

EFF Explains The History Of Surveillance And The Black Community

February is Black History Month and that history is intimately linked with surveillance by the Federal government in the name of “national security.”  Indeed, the history of surveillance in the African-American community plays an important role in the debate around spying today and in the calls for a Congressional investigation into that surveillance. Days after […]

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