Facebook seems to possess an almost-human understanding of us—leaving users feeling surveilled by the platform, but not known. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/were-uncanny-valley-targeted-advertising
EFF and the @Internetarchive have stood together as allies in a number of digital civil liberties cases. Until April 30, donations to them will be matched automatically by the Pineapple Fund.
FTC privacy audits are just "asking the fox to guard the henhouse," says EFF's Nate Cardozo in response to a new paper that shows the audits are woefully inadequate
When it comes to #NetNeutrality, "ISPs have a lot of incentive to weaponize their power to harm competitors," says EFF Legislative Counsel @EFFFAlcon
Facebook’s steps to be more transparent about data collection aren’t enough.
It should never be the user’s responsibility to have to guess what’s happening behind the curtain.
Google's @ericschmidt seems to agree with EFF: tech companies need to "come to some set of agreements on AI principles — what is appropriate use, what is not" when working on military projects. Problem is, those principles will be very hard to get right. https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/18/17252036/alphabet-google-ai-military-pentagon-eric-schmidt
There is no First Amendment exception for “disrespectful” speech.
A Minnesota Supreme Court decision is a victory for transparency that will shed light on law enforcement's use of biometric technology https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/minnesota-supreme-court-ruling-will-help-shed-light-police-use-biometric
Hey, Canadian officials: downloading public records should never be a crime https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/dear-canada-accessing-publicly-available-information-internet-not-crime
Using classified tools in regular criminal matters “should be difficult,” says @StanfordCIS's Pfefferkorn. Allowing evidence-gathering techniques to be kept secret invites abuse. https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2018/04/dark-side-%E2%80%9Capple-vs-fbi%E2%80%9D-oig-report
A patent owner sued EFF in Australia for criticizing this stupid patent on virtual storage cabinets. Then a US court ruled that our speech was protected by the 1st Amendment. This week, the Patent Office threw out the patent. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/patent-office-throws-out-gemsas-stupid-patent-gui-storage
At @RSAConference on April 20, EFF's @evacide and @Lookout's Michael Flossman will cover how cyber-warfare has become so profitable that even lesser resourced nations are entering the arena
Canadian officials did a bad thing in charging a teen with computer hacking for downloading public records available to all - and they should feel bad about it. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/dear-canada-accessing-publicly-available-information-internet-not-crime
The EU pushed two proposals this week to make it easier for police to reach into U.S. companies’ data. After the CLOUD Act, these proposals are yet another threat to global data privacy protections. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/tale-two-poorly-designed-cross-border-data-access-regimes
"Encryption in the U.S. is perfectly legal today...and that's something that Jeff Sessions & Christopher Wray at the FBI want to change." EFF's Nate Cardozo talks to @threatpost about the dangers this administration—like those before it—poses to privacy https://threatpost.com/nate-cardozo-attorney-with-eff-talks-encryption-at-rsa-conference-2018/131272/
Any day, Georgia @GovernorDeal could sign an overreaching computer crime bill pushed by politicians and prosecutors.
If you live in Georgia, tell Deal to listen to the cybersecurity experts who are urging a veto for SB 315.
Great questions are popping up on our AMA: "Fix and Jailbreak All the Things", with EFF's @doctorow and@prilkit, and @kwiens of @iFixit.
Take a look and let us know if you have more! https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/8dgee9/iama_fix_and_jailbreak_all_the_things_w_cory/ https://t.co/sA6Q4rl3V6
A New York judge says its bad policy to second-guess police secrecy about cell-phone surveillance.
Sorry, but questioning authority is how we protect democracy.