Politics & Governance

John Gilmore Leaves the EFF Board, Becomes Board Member Emeritus

John Gilmore Leaves the EFF Board, Becomes Board Member...

Since he helped found EFF 31 years ago, John Gilmore has provided leadership and...

Police Can’t Demand You Reveal Your Phone Passcode and Then Tell a Jury You Refused

Police Can’t Demand You Reveal Your Phone Passcode and...

The Utah Supreme Court is the latest stop in EFF’s roving campaign to establish...

On Global Encryption Day, Let's Stand Up for Privacy and Security

On Global Encryption Day, Let's Stand Up for Privacy and...

At EFF, we talk a lot about strong encryption. It’s critical for our privacy and...

EFF Joins Press Freedom Groups In Asking U.S. To Drop Assange Extradition Efforts

EFF Joins Press Freedom Groups In Asking U.S. To Drop Assange...

EFF has joined a coalition of press freedom, civil liberties, and human rights groups...

Crowd-Sourced Suspicion Apps Are Out of Control

Crowd-Sourced Suspicion Apps Are Out of Control

Technology rarely invents new societal problems. Instead, it digitizes them, supersizes...

Why Is It So Hard to Figure Out What to Do When You Lose Your Account?

Why Is It So Hard to Figure Out What to Do When You Lose...

We get a lot of requests for help here at EFF, with our tireless intake coordinator...

Victory! Oakland’s City Council Unanimously Approves Communications Choice Ordinance

Victory! Oakland’s City Council Unanimously Approves Communications...

Oakland residents shared the stories of their personal experience; a broad coalition...

EFF Files New Lawsuit Against California Sheriff for Sharing ALPR Data with ICE and CBP

EFF Files New Lawsuit Against California Sheriff for Sharing...

The Marin County Sheriff illegally shares the sensitive location information of...

After Years of Delays and Alarmingly Flimsy Evidence, Security Expert Ola Bini’s Trial Set for This Week

After Years of Delays and Alarmingly Flimsy Evidence, Security...

Update, October 19: Ola Bini's trial has been suspended by request of the Corporación...

Be The Face of Change and Pledge for EFF Through CFC Today!

Be The Face of Change and Pledge for EFF Through CFC Today!

The pledge period for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is underway and EFF needs...

California Activists Sue Marin County Sheriff for Illegally Sharing Drivers’ License Plate Data With ICE, CBP and Other Out-of-State Agencies

California Activists Sue Marin County Sheriff for Illegally...

Immigrants’ Privacy, Security Threatened by Sheriff’s Practice, Which Violates California...

Flight of the Concord Drones

Flight of the Concord Drones

This blog post was written by Kenny Gutierrez, EFF Bridge Fellow. The City Council...

Why Is PayPal Denying Service to Palestinians?

Why Is PayPal Denying Service to Palestinians?

For many years, Palestinian rights defenders have championed the cause of Palestinians...

EFF to Tenth Circuit: First Amendment Protects Public School Students’ Off-Campus Social Media Speech

EFF to Tenth Circuit: First Amendment Protects Public School...

EFF filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in...

Meet the Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean

Meet the Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the...

Today EFF and other internet and digital rights organizations are announcing the...

Records Shed New Light on Trump White House Officials’ Efforts to Punish Social Media

Records Shed New Light on Trump White House Officials’...

Within a day of Twitter fact-checking President Donald Trump’s May 2020 false tweets...

Livestream Panel Discussion Tuesday: EFF, Encryption Users Will Discuss Consequences of Apple’s Planned Scanning Tool, Suggest Changes

Livestream Panel Discussion Tuesday: EFF, Encryption Users...

Photo Scanning Breaks Privacy and Security Promises to UsersSan Francisco—On Tuesday,...

Come Back with a Warrant: Congress Should Pass the Protecting Data at the Border Act

Come Back with a Warrant: Congress Should Pass the Protecting...

We do not lose our constitutional rights at the border. The U.S. Department of Homeland...

Virtual Workshop Tuesday: EFF’s Mitch Stoltz Will Discuss Free Software Movement On Panel Examining Ethics and Open Source Software Licensing

Virtual Workshop Tuesday: EFF’s Mitch Stoltz Will Discuss...

Workshop Looks at Feasibility of Embedding Human Rights Principles Into LicensesSan...

What the Facebook Whistleblower Tells Us About Big Tech

What the Facebook Whistleblower Tells Us About Big Tech

Through her leaks and Congressional testimony, Frances Haugen, the “Facebook Whistleblower,”...

Pioneer Awards Ceremony 2021 Recap: Privacy Defenders Unite

Pioneer Awards Ceremony 2021 Recap: Privacy Defenders Unite

On September 16, EFF held the 30th Annual Pioneer Award Ceremony, a yearly celebration...

Face Recognition Isn’t Just Face Identification and Verification: It’s Also Photo Clustering, Race Analysis, Real-time Tracking, and More

Face Recognition Isn’t Just Face Identification and Verification:...

Governments and corporations are tracking how we go about our lives with a unique...

Face Recognition Technology: Commonly Used Terms

Face Recognition Technology: Commonly Used Terms

As face recognition technology evolves at a dizzying speed, new uses and terminologies...

Bring on the Publicity Trolls: Federal Appeal Court Ruling Drastically Undermines Online Speech

Bring on the Publicity Trolls: Federal Appeal Court Ruling...

In a disastrous ruling for online expression, innovation and competition, a federal...

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