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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 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.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Calls For Update To Archaic Email Privacy Law

This article, compiled by activist April Glaser and attorney Nate Cardozo, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is calling for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the 1986 law used by the government to access your online documents, messages, and emails stored in the cloud without a […]

Does Video Surveillance Of A Home For A Month Violate The 4th Amendment

This article, originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, was written by attorney Hanni Fakhoury. Just because a jogger can see the outside of your home on a public street doesn’t mean you’ve surrendered all your privacy expectations in the home. However, that seemingly obvious concept is being put to the test in a federal […]

An Open Letter Urging Universities To Encourage Conversation About Online Privacy

An Open Letter Urging Universities To Encourage Conversation About Online Privacy

A group of students from Iowa State University wanted to form an ISU Digital Freedom group. Despite their simple goal of fostering a healthy conversation around freedom-enhancing software, the university administration denied them official recognition.

EFF Calls Out Wall Street Journal For Getting Facts Wrong About NSA Surveillance

Wall Street Journal columnist L. Gordon Crovitz wrote a misleading and error-filled column about NSA surveillance on Monday, based on documents obtained by EFF through our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Since we’ve been poring over the documents for the last week, we felt it was important to set the record straight about what they […]

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