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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: What Pete Seeger Can Teach Us About The NSA

This article, written by EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn, was originally published by the organization on Feb. 1. Editor’s Note: Many of Personal Liberty’s readers likely disagree with the late Pete Seeger’s political positions. But as Americans are increasingly confronted with government intrusions on privacy, Seeger’s reaction to government prying in his personal life is […]

Free Sgt. Star: Army Ignores FOIA Request for Artificial Intelligence Records

Free Sgt. Star: Army Ignores FOIA Request for Artificial Intelligence Records

Sgt. Star is a chatbot that was commissioned by the U.S. Army to help with recruitment efforts. Last year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a request with the Army to see if EFF could obtain him, or elements of him, through the Freedom of Information Act.

EFF: Government Views On Fair Use Troubling For Small Content Creators

This article, written by electronic freedom activist Parker Higgins and attorney Mitch Stoltz, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Copyright reform hearings continue to lumber along in the House of Representatives, with Tuesday’s in the Judiciary Committee marking the seventh in as many months. This hearing was dedicated to “The Scope of Fair […]

Scorecard: Will Obama Hit The Mark On Real NSA Reform?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is planning to grade the President’s forthcoming National Security Agency “reform” package, and they’re asking Americans to make their wishes known before Obama unveils his plan on Friday. By The Electronic Frontier Foundation     On Friday, President Barack Obama will announce changes and potential reforms he will make to the National Security […]

Customs And Border Protection Lent Predator Drones To Other Agencies 700 Times In 3 Years, According To ‘Newly Discovered’ Records

U.S. Customs And Border Protection recently “discovered” additional daily flight logs that show the agency has flown its drones on behalf of local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies on 200 more occasions than previously released records indicated.

Feb. 11: The Day We Fight Back Against NSA Surveillance

This post, written by Activism Director Rainey Reitman, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Jan. 10. In January 2006, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed its first lawsuit challenging the Constitutionality of National Security Agency mass surveillance. In January 2012, the Internet rose up to protest and defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act […]

Three Hearings, Nine Hours, and One Accurate Statement: Why Congress Must Begin a Full Investigation into NSA Spying

This post, written by Legislative Analyst Mark M. Jaycox and Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Jan. 7. Last week, press reports revealed more about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) elite hacking unit, the Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO). The press also helped the public grasp […]

EFF Looks Back On 2013: States, Not Congress, Stepped Up To Protect Individuals’ Privacy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is releasing a series of year-in-review posts that focus on different aspects of the highly-publicized clash between government surveillance and individual freedoms in 2013. This one, by EFF’s Hanni Fakhoury, shows that the political will to protect Americans’ Constitutional rights against illegal searches and seizures has largely resided with State governments […]

54 Civil Liberties And Public Interest Organizations Oppose The FISA Improvements Act

This post, written by Activism Director Rainey Reitman, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Dec. 18. Fifty-four civil liberties and public interest groups sent a letter to Congressional leadership today opposing S. 1631, the FISA Improvements Act. The bill, promoted by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), seeks to legalize and extend National Security […]

A Plan For Broader Anti-Surveillance Action

This post, written by Cindy Cohn and Katitza Rodriguez and Parker Higgins, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Dec. 17. Last Monday, eight of the largest Internet companies took the unprecedented step of publicly calling for an end to bulk collection of communications data. Then on Tuesday, a coalition of over 550 […]

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