Last week EFF's Latin American Senior Policy Analyst @veri_alimonti gave a talk at the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee's seminar in São Paulo on web browser "fingerprinting"—and how users can protect themselves from covert online tracking https://www.valor.com.br/empresas/5728953/empresas-monitoram-internautas-por-navegadores
Na semana passada a Analista Senior de Políticas para a América Latina @veri_alimonti falou no seminário do http://CGI.br sobre impressão digital dos navegadores (browser fingerprinting) e como podemos nos proteger do monitoramento online oculto https://www.valor.com.br/empresas/5728953/empresas-monitoram-internautas-por-navegadores
Californians: call your assemblymembers and tell them to vote yes on SB 822 and SB 460. #NetNeutrality https://act.eff.org/action/help-california-secure-net-neutrality-protections-support-s-b-822-and-s-b-460
Congressman @RoKhanna is right. "Californians should contact their state legislators. The Internet belongs to all of us, not big telecom." http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-khanna-net-neutrality-20180813-story.html
As companies begin to use "behavioral biometrics" to track users, EFF's @lynch_jen tells @nytimes there's good reason to worry: “It’s a very small leap from using this to detect fraud to using this to learn very private information about you.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/business/behavioral-biometrics-banks-security.html
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Google backed away from building AI systems for the US military, and some other Silicon Valley firms may follow them. But the DOD has plenty of budget and defense contractors to build neural networks into drones and other weapons.
RT @eff: The last thing we need is less choice when it comes to our ISPs. And that's exactly what we told the FCC. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/eff-fcc-dont-let-att-and-verizon-get-chokehold-internet-access-competition
The content moderation debate should be about urging companies to apply their rules consistently and provide clear, accessible avenues for meaningful appeal, says EFF's @davidgreene in his @washingtonpost op-ed https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/beware-the-digital-censor/2018/08/12/997e28ea-9cd0-11e8-843b-36e177f3081c_story.html
Big ISPs aren't using their enormous tax cut windfalls to improve things for their customers.
Instead, they’re leaving rural America to languish—even after being deregulated at the federal level. http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/large-isps-flushed-capital-blame-consumer-protections-their-willful-disregard
Given the lack of competition, the power that these platforms have over the online public sphere should worry all of us, no matter whether we agree or disagree with a given content decision. /10 https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/competition-civil-liberties-and-internet-giants
The public momentum for private companies to do something to more actively moderate content is worrisome. Transparency in their content-moderation decisions is essential. We must urge that they apply their rules consistently and provide clear, accessible avenues for appeal. /9
At @eff we worked with academics, @CenDemTech, @ACLU_NorCal, and @NewAmerica to develop a set of process principles emphasizing transparency, notice, and appeal. /8 https://newamericadotorg.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/Santa_Clara_Principles.pdf
If content moderation is here to stay, existing human-rights standards provide a framework for policies that companies could and should voluntarily implement to protect their users. /7 https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/un-report-sets-forth-strong-recommendations-companies-protect-free-expression
Company executives regularly reshape their rules in response to governmental and other pressures, and they do so without significant input from the public. /6
Time and time again, platforms have capitulated to censorship demands from authoritarian regimes, and powerful actors have manipulated flagging procedures to effectively censor their political opponents. /5
We should be extremely careful before rushing to embrace an Internet that is moderated by a few private companies by default. Once systems like content moderation become the norm, those in power inevitably exploit them. /4 https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/01/private-censorship-not-best-way-fight-hate-or-defend-democracy-here-are-some
Silenced voices include Moroccan atheists, women discussing online harassment, activists reposting racist messages they received, drag performers, indigenous women, breast-feeding mothers, and dissidents around the world and across the U.S. /3
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