Congress Is Home For the Summer and Ready to Hear From You

When it comes to politics, in-person meetings make a huge difference. Just a few questions from constituents during town halls can show a representative...

Equifax Settlement Won’t be Enough to Deter Future Breaches: The Law Must Catch Up

Last week, news broke of a large financial settlement for the massive 2017 Equifax data breach affecting 147 million Americans.  While the direct compensation...

Building Community in Brooklyn: A Grassroots Case Study

Grassroots-level organizing has long been an important tool for advancing policy goals and activating a constituency. More importantly, local organizing can provide an avenue...

Someone Is Suing Companies for Using SMS Messages in 2019

Anuwave’s Suit Against Coinbase Demonstrates a Longstanding Flaw in the Patent System This month’s Stupid Patent of the Month deals with SMS (short messaging service),...

DOJ and FBI Show No Signs of Correcting Past Untruths in Their New Attacks...

Last week, Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray chose to spend some of their time giving speeches demonizing encryption and calling...

The T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Is Blatantly Anticompetitive

There is no saving grace for the federal government approving what is on its face an illegal horizontal merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The...

Google’s Plans for Chrome Extensions Won’t Really Help Security

Note: Sam Jadali, the author of the DataSpii report referenced in this blog post, is an EFF Coders’ Rights client. However, the information about...

EFF at Vegas Security Week

EFF is back this year at Vegas Security Week, sometimes affectionately known as Hacker Summer Camp. Stop by our booths at BSides, Black Hat,...

In Ecuador, Political Actors Must Step Away From Ola Bini’s Case

After spending nearly a week in Ecuador to learn more about the case against Swedish open source software developer Ola Bini, who was arrested...

ICE’s Rapid DNA Testing on Migrants at the Border Is Yet Another Iteration of...

As the number of migrants at the southern border has surged in the past several months, the Trump administration has turned to increasingly draconian...

'IBM PC Compatible': How Adversarial Interoperability Saved PCs From Monopolization

Adversarial interoperability is what happens when someone makes a new product or service that works with a dominant product or service, against the wishes...

DEEP DIVE: CBP’s Social Media Surveillance Poses Risks to Free Speech and Privacy Rights

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and one of its component agencies, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), released a Privacy Impact Assessment...

A Cycle of Renewal, Broken: How Big Tech and Big Media Abuse Copyright Law...

As long we've had electronic mass media, audiences and creators have benefited from periods of technological upheaval that force old gatekeepers to compete with...

Court Rules That “Patent Troll” is Opinion, Not Defamation

Free speech in the patent world saw a big win on Friday, when the New Hampshire Supreme Court held that calling someone a “patent...

IPANDETEC Rates Panama’s ISPs in its First ¿Quién Defiende Tus Datos? Report

It's Panama’s turn to take a closer look at the practices of its most prominent Internet Service Providers, and how their policies support their...

Don’t Renew Section 215 Indefinitely

The New York Times reported that the Trump administration wants Section 215, the legal authority that allows the National Security Agency to collect Americans’...

The DOJ Should Keep Its Historic Role Guarding Competition and Innovation in the Music...

If you want to play music as part of your business, either live or recorded, chances are you are going to have to pay...

Browsers Take a Stand Against Kazakhstan’s Invasive Internet Surveillance

Yesterday, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple’s Safari browsers started blocking a security certificate previously used by Kazakh ISPs to compromise their users’ security...

Ninth Circuit Goes a Step Further to Protect Privacy in Border Device Searches

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a new ruling in U.S. v. Cano that offers greater privacy protection for...

Facebook is Changing Its Face Recognition Settings. We Have Questions.

Yesterday Facebook announced it was changing its settings for face recognition, which it has used since 2010 to match known faces in user profile...

Lawmakers Must Not Listen to the Internet Association and Weaken the California Consumer Privacy...

Hundreds of thousands of Californians last year demanded that big technology companies respect their privacy rights, and supported a movement that led to the...

Remembering Gene Crick, Digital Rights Pioneer

We pause this week to celebrate our longtime friend Gene Crick, a digital rights activist and former president of EFF-Austin, who passed away August...

Telnet Is Not A Crime: Unconvincing Prosecution Screenshot Leaked in Ola Bini Case

Since EFF visited Ecuador three weeks ago, the investigation into open source developer Ola Bini has proceeded as we described then: drawn out, with...

There Are No Magic Words That You Can Post to Change Instagram’s Terms of...

Every so often, a rash of identical posts starts to take over social media. This isn’t the work of bots, but the result of...