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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.


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 […]

The FAA Creates Thin Privacy Guidelines For The Nation’s First Domestic Drone ‘Test Sites’

The FAA Creates Thin Privacy Guidelines For The Nation’s First Domestic Drone ‘Test Sites’

Commercial unmanned aerial systems are set to start flying over U.S. airspace in 2015. In November, the Federal Aviation Administration released its final privacy rules for the six drone “test sites” that the agency will use to evaluate how drones will be integrated into domestic air traffic.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Issues Legal Challenge To Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking

Alarming information about just how frequently law enforcement officials across the country (not to mention the NSA) are trying to get cell phone data, including your location, seem to be published in the news media every day.  With these privacy concerns in mind, last week we filed an amicus brief in the Connecticut Appellate Court in State […]

EFF’s Updated List Of Who Protects Your Online Information

EFF’s Updated List Of Who Protects Your Online Information

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has asked the companies in its Who Has Your Back Program what they are doing to bolster encryption in light of the National Security Agency’s unlawful surveillance of your communications. Four companies are implementing five out of five of EFF’s best practices for encryption.

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