Politics & Governance

What Movie Studios Refuse to Understand About Streaming

What Movie Studios Refuse to Understand About Streaming

The longer we live in the new digital world, the more we are seeing it replicate...

Organizations Call on President Biden to Rescind President Trump’s Executive Order that Punished Online Social Media for Fact-Checking

Organizations Call on President Biden to Rescind President...

President Joe Biden should rescind a dangerous and unconstitutional Executive Order...

Statement on the Re-election of Richard Stallman to the FSF Board

Statement on the Re-election of Richard Stallman to the...

We at EFF are profoundly disappointed to hear of the re-election of Richard Stallman...

India’s Strict Rules For Online Intermediaries Undermine Freedom of Expression

India’s Strict Rules For Online Intermediaries Undermine...

India has introduced draconian changes to its rules for online intermediaries, tightening...

The EU Online Terrorism Regulation: a Bad Deal

The EU Online Terrorism Regulation: a Bad Deal

On 12 September 2018, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation...

Victory for Fair Use: The Supreme Court Reverses the Federal Circuit in Oracle v. Google

Victory for Fair Use: The Supreme Court Reverses the Federal...

In a win for innovation, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that Google’s use of certain...

553,000,000 Reasons Not to Let Facebook Make Decisions About Your Privacy

553,000,000 Reasons Not to Let Facebook Make Decisions...

Another day, another horrific Facebook privacy scandal. We know what comes next:...

Schools Can’t Punish Students for Off-Campus Speech, Including Social Media Posts, EFF Tells Supreme Court

Schools Can’t Punish Students for Off-Campus Speech, Including...

Online Comments Made Outside School Are Fully Protected by the First Washington,...

Video Hearing Tuesday: EFF Tells California Lawmakers to Crack Down on License Plate Data Collection

Video Hearing Tuesday: EFF Tells California Lawmakers to...

SB 210 Would Require Data Destruction Within 24 Hours, Among Other Reforms Sacramento...

Google Is Testing Its Controversial New Ad Targeting Tech in Millions of Browsers. Here’s What We Know.

Google Is Testing Its Controversial New Ad Targeting Tech...

Today, Google launched an “origin trial” of Federated Learning of Cohorts (aka FLoC),...

Crowdfunding Legal Fees Is Not a Crime

Crowdfunding Legal Fees Is Not a Crime

A piece in USA Today describes how a number of Capitol Hill rioters are utilizing...

Local Franchising, Big Cities, and Fiber Broadband

Local Franchising, Big Cities, and Fiber Broadband

In 2005, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made a foundational decision...

Stupid Patent of the Month: Telehealth Robots Say Goodbye

Stupid Patent of the Month: Telehealth Robots Say Goodbye

Before COVID-19, people living in rural and isolated areas urgently needed to access...

Even with Changes, the Revised PACT Act Will Lead to More Online Censorship

Even with Changes, the Revised PACT Act Will Lead to More...

Among the dozens of bills introduced last Congress to amend a key internet law that...

Dystopia Prime: Amazon Subjects Its Drivers to Biometric Surveillance

Dystopia Prime: Amazon Subjects Its Drivers to Biometric...

Some high-tech surveillance is so dangerous to privacy that companies must never...

EFF Members: We Want to Hear From You!

EFF Members: We Want to Hear From You!

For the first time, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is reaching out to its vast...

Free as in Climbing:  Rock Climber’s Open Data Project Threatened by Bogus Copyright Claims

Free as in Climbing: Rock Climber’s Open Data Project Threatened...

Rock climbers have a tradition of sharing “beta”—helpful information about a route—with...

Facebook’s Pitch to Congress: Section 230 for Me, But not for Thee

Facebook’s Pitch to Congress: Section 230 for Me, But not...

As Mark Zuckerberg tries to sell Congress on Facebook’s preferred method of amending...

Facebook Treats Punk Rockers Like Crazy Conspiracy Theorists, Kicks Them Offline

Facebook Treats Punk Rockers Like Crazy Conspiracy Theorists,...

Facebook announced last year that it would be banning followers of QAnon, the conspiracy...

Pasco County’s Sheriff Must End Its Targeted Child Harassment Program

Pasco County’s Sheriff Must End Its Targeted Child Harassment...

In September 2020, the Tampa Bay Times revealed a destructive “data-driven” policing...

EFF Joins Effort to Restrict Automated License Plate Readers in California

EFF Joins Effort to Restrict Automated License Plate Readers...

One year ago, the California State Auditor released a damning report on the use...

AT&T’s HBO Max Deal Was Never Free

AT&T’s HBO Max Deal Was Never Free

When it launched HBO Max, it was discovered that usage of the service would not...

Twitter, Trump, and Tough Decisions:  EU Freedom of Expression and the Digital Services Act

Twitter, Trump, and Tough Decisions: EU Freedom of Expression...

This blog post was co-written by Dr. Aleksandra Kuczerawy (Senior Fellow and Researcher...

An Antitrust Exemption for News Media Won’t Take Us Back to the Time Before Big Tech

An Antitrust Exemption for News Media Won’t Take Us Back...

Something is rotten online. Facebook and Google dominate the market on online advertising,...

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