Politics & Governance

Podcast Episode: Securing the Vote

Podcast Episode: Securing the Vote

U.S. democracy is at an inflection point, and how we administer and verify our elections...

Platform Liability Trends Around the Globe: Taxonomy and Tools of Intermediary Liability

Platform Liability Trends Around the Globe: Taxonomy and...

This is the second installment in a four-part blog series surveying global intermediary...

Escape from Zoom: EFF's 6th Annual Tech Trivia Night Returns to Meatspace!

Escape from Zoom: EFF's 6th Annual Tech Trivia Night Returns...

The Cybertiger has escaped his Zoom meetings, yes! YES! The Cybertiger is out!After...

EFF to Court: California Law Does Not Bar Content Moderation on Social Media

EFF to Court: California Law Does Not Bar Content Moderation...

Moderated platforms often struggle to draw workable lines between content that is...

EFF Opposes Anti-Fiber, Anti-Affordability Legislation in California That Will Raise Prices on Middle Income Users

EFF Opposes Anti-Fiber, Anti-Affordability Legislation...

California taxpayers are funding the creation of rural fiber infrastructure and...

British Citizen Alaa Abd El Fattah Demands An End to Mistreatment in Egyptian Prison

British Citizen Alaa Abd El Fattah Demands An End to Mistreatment...

Egyptian blogger, coder, and free speech activist Alaa Abd El Fattah is on day 45...

Data Brokers and True the Vote are the Real Villains of "2000 Mules" Movie

Data Brokers and True the Vote are the Real Villains of...

2000 Mules is a movie which claims to expose election fraud with phone app location...

Platform Liability Trends Around the Globe: From Safe Harbors to Increased Responsibility

Platform Liability Trends Around the Globe: From Safe Harbors...

This is the first installment in a four-part blog series surveying global intermediary...

New Surveillance Transparency Report Documents an Urgent Need for Change

New Surveillance Transparency Report Documents an Urgent...

The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) has released its Annual Statistical Transparency...

In a Blow to Free Speech, Texas’ Social Media Law Allowed to Proceed Pending Appeal

In a Blow to Free Speech, Texas’ Social Media Law Allowed...

A constitutionally problematic Texas law limiting social media companies exercising...

We Finally Have a Federal Fiber Broadband Plan

We Finally Have a Federal Fiber Broadband Plan

There is a lot to appreciate in the recently published “Notice of Funding Opportunity”...

Two of Peru's Top ISPs Improve Transparency Practices, While Two Competitors Lag Behind, New Hiperderecho's Report Shows

Two of Peru's Top ISPs Improve Transparency Practices,...

Peru’s top two telecom operators Movistar (Telefónica) and Claro (América Móvil)...

DOJ’s New CFAA Policy is a Good Start But Does Not Go Far Enough to Protect Security Researchers

DOJ’s New CFAA Policy is a Good Start But Does Not Go Far...

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), the notoriously vague anti-hacking law,...

EFF, Al Sur Launch Guide to Raise Awareness About Deficiencies in Cross-Border Surveillance Treaty and Strategies to Mitigate Human Rights Risks

EFF, Al Sur Launch Guide to Raise Awareness About Deficiencies...

Download the report Latin American countries have a choice to make in the coming...

Thomson Reuters to Review Human Rights Impact of its Data Collection for ICE

Thomson Reuters to Review Human Rights Impact of its Data...

EFF, along with many other organizations, has loudly sounded the alarm about data...

Podcast Episode: An AI Hammer in Search of a Nail

Podcast Episode: An AI Hammer in Search of a Nail

It often feels like machine learning experts are running around with a hammer, looking...

EFF to Supreme Court: Put Texas Social Media Law Back on Hold

EFF to Supreme Court: Put Texas Social Media Law Back on...

Users Should Be Able to Choose Among Platforms With Different Moderation PoliciesWASHINGTON,...

EFF to Court: Fair Use is a Right Congress Cannot Cast Aside

EFF to Court: Fair Use is a Right Congress Cannot Cast...

Copyright law and free expression have always been in tension, with the courts protecting...

The EU Commission’s New Proposal Would Undermine Encryption And Scan Our Messages

The EU Commission’s New Proposal Would Undermine Encryption...

The executive body of the European Union published today a legislative proposal...

California Law Enforcement Now Needs Approval for Military-Grade Surveillance Equipment. We'll Be Watching.

California Law Enforcement Now Needs Approval for Military-Grade...

California residents finally have a law designed to dismantle some of the secrecy...

Geofence Warrants and Reverse Keyword Warrants are So Invasive, Even Big Tech Wants to Ban Them

Geofence Warrants and Reverse Keyword Warrants are So Invasive,...

Geofence and reverse keyword warrants are some of the most dangerous, civil-liberties-infringing...

EFF and Other Civil Society Organizations Issue Report on Danger to Digital Rights in Ola Bini Trial

EFF and Other Civil Society Organizations Issue Report...

In preparation for what may be the final days of the trial of Ola Bini, an open...

The Movement to Ban Government Use of Face Recognition

The Movement to Ban Government Use of Face Recognition

In the hands of police and other government agencies, face recognition technology...

SafeGraph’s Disingenuous Claims About Location Data Mask a Dangerous Industry

SafeGraph’s Disingenuous Claims About Location Data Mask...

On Tuesday, Motherboard reported that data broker SafeGraph was selling location...

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