Livestreamed Hearing Monday: EFF Urges Appeals Court to Allow Public Access to Documents in Patent Troll Litigation

Uniloc Improperly Hiding Documents WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Monday, December 6, at 10 am ET, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), standing up for public access to courts and transparency in patent litigation, will urge a panel of judges to unseal documents that a notorious patent troll is trying to hide. At…

InternetLab’s 2021 “Who Defends Your Data Brazil” Report Shows Improvement in Brazilian ISPs Privacy Practices, But Gaps Remain

Brazil’s biggest internet connection providers continue to make strides towards better protection of customer data and greater transparency about their privacy practices, according to InternetLab’s 2021 “Quem Defende Seus Dados?” (“Who defends your data?)” report. Released today, the report is the sixth annual assessment of Brazilian providers’ adherence to best-practices…

Facebook’s Secret “Dangerous Organizations and Individuals” List Creates Problems for the Company—and Its Users

Along with the trove of “Facebook Papers” recently leaked to press outlets was a document that Facebook has, until now, kept intentionally secret: its list of “Dangerous Organizations and Individuals.” This list comprises supposed terrorist groups, hate groups, criminal groups, and individuals associated with each, and is used to filter…

A One-Two Punch for Internet Freedom 👊

Power Up Your Donation Week is here! Starting on #GivingTuesday, your contribution to EFF will have double the impact on digital privacy, security, and free speech rights for everyone. Power Up Donate today and get an automatic 2x match! A group of passionate EFF supporters has created a special fund…

Podcast Episode: Who Should Control Online Speech?

Episode 103 of EFF’s How to Fix the Internet The bots that try to moderate speech online are doing a terrible job, and the humans in charge of the biggest tech companies aren’t doing any better. The internet’s promise was as a space where everyone could have their say. But today,…

Dream Job Alert: Media Relations Director for EFF

We’ve got an amazing opportunity for a senior media relations person to join the EFF team. Right now, we are hiring for a Media Relations Director role, a leadership role that oversees and directs EFF’s press strategy and engagement. Join EFF and help explain to journalists and the world why…

Coalition Against Stalkerware Celebrates Two Years of Work to Keep Technology Safe for All

In this guest post by the Coalition Against Stalkerware marking its second anniversary, the international alliance takes a look back on its achievements while seeing a lot of challenges ahead. Two years ago, in November 2019, the Coalition Against Stalkerware was founded by 10 organizations. Today, there are more than…

UN Human Rights Committee Criticizes Germany’s NetzDG for Letting Social Media Platforms Police Online Speech

A UN human rights committee examining the status of civil and political rights in Germany took aim at the country’s Network Enforcement Act, or NetzDG, criticizing the hate speech law in a recent report for enlisting social media companies to carry out government censorship, with no judicial oversight of content…

Podcast Episode: The Revolution Will Be Open Source

Episode 102 of EFF’s How to Fix the Internet The open source movement focuses on collaboration and empowerment of users. It plays a critical role in building a better digital future, but the movement is changing as more people from around the world join and bring their diverse interests with…

Police Aerial Surveillance Endangers Our Ability to Protest

The ACLU of Northern California has concluded a year-long Freedom of Information campaign by uncovering massive spying on Black Lives Matter protests from the air. The California Highway Patrol directed aerial surveillance, mostly done by helicopters, over protests in Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, Placerville, Riverside, Sacramento, San Francisco, and San…

Digital Rights Updates with EFFector 33.7

Want the latest news on your digital rights? Then you’ve come to the right place! Version 33, issue 7 of EFFector, our monthly-ish newsletter, is out now! Catch up on the latest EFF news, from how Apple is listening and retracting some of its phone-scanning features to how Congress can…

EFF Tells Court to Protect Anonymous Speakers, Apply Proper Test Before Unmasking Them In Trademark Commentary Case

Judges cannot minimize the First Amendment rights of anonymous speakers who use an organization’s logo, especially when that use may be intended to send a message to the trademark owner, EFF told a federal appeals court this week. EFF filed its brief in the U.S. Court of Appeal for the…

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