Congress can still overturn the FCC's repeal of #NetNeutrality protections. Tell your representative to bring back the Open Internet Order https://act.eff.org/action/tell-congress-to-save-the-open-internet
Anyone can try Spot the Surveillance—just visit http://eff.org/spot to learn more!
Watch @Adamruins explain how companies abuse copyright law to lock you out of your devices, and give themselves a monopoly on repair and customization https://youtu.be/3JgcbtxURA4
Our friends at @SLAPPtaskforce are standing up for residents of Weed, CA who have been sued for speaking out about their town’s drinking water. They’re holding a rally outside Roseburg Forest Products’ HQ in Springfield, OR next week. https://www.protecttheprotest.org/2018/12/12/the-weed-9-rally-against-corporate-water-grab-and-legal-bullying/
Between the browsers' built-in HSTS preload list, HTTPS Everywhere's own list of sites, and enabling EASE mode, @HTTPSEverywhere helps deliver the safest browsing experience available today. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/how-https-everywhere-keeps-protecting-users-increasingly-encrypted-web
The battle for #NetNeutrality is far from over, and we'll keep fighting to ensure the Internet lives up to its promise: fostering innovation, creativity, and freedom.
In suing California, the DoJ insists the FCC has authority to abandon its oversight role but simultaneously prevent states from filling that vacuum, but we disagree—and we look forward to explaining why to a judge. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/10/californias-net-neutrality-law-whats-happened-whats-next
Six state governors (Montana, New York, New Jersey, Hawaii, Vermont, and Rhode Island), led by Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana, have issued Executive Orders declaring that the state’s government will not do business with ISPs that violate net neutrality. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/technology/montana-net-neutrality.html
30 legislatures have introduced bills that would require their ISPs to maintain net neutrality as a matter of law. Four of those states have passed laws with strong bipartisan majorities, and more are promising to follow suit in 2019. http://www.ncsl.org/research/telecommunications-and-information-technology/net-neutrality-legislation-in-states.aspx
But as we said we would—we're fighting back.
The Senate voted to reverse the FCC, and now we're waiting on the House to do the same. Time is short, but support is growing. https://act.eff.org/action/tell-congress-to-save-the-open-internet
A year ago today, the FCC voted to end #NetNeutrality.
Since then, @Verizon throttled emergency responders' data during a wildfire, the DoJ sued California for enacting its own rules, and now, the FCC has made the same mistake for text messaging that it did for #NetNeutrality. https://twitter.com/EFF/status/941370786908061697
“Wrongheaded as it is, the new rule should come as no surprise. After all, Facebook endorsed SESTA/FOSTA,” says EFF’s @elliotharmon of Facebook’s problematic new sexual solicitation policy.
RT @knappB: FBI Secretly Collected Data on Aaron Swartz Earlier Than We Thought—in a Case Involving Al Qaeda https://gizmodo.com/fbi-secretly-collected-data-on-aaron-swartz-earlier-tha-1831076900 via @g…
Is Taylor Swift secretly spying on her fans? If so, she could be putting them at risk. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/dec/13/taylor-swift-facial-recognition-technology-surveillance
State governments across the country have stepped up in the fight to strengthen privacy. We will oppose any federal legislation that preempts hard-fought state privacy rules that provide stronger protection. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/privacy-coalition-congress-dont-dismantle-stronger-state-data-privacy-laws
RT @eff: Negotiators working on the EU's copyright directive thought they would be done by the holidays — but the impossible task of fixing…
RT @normative: Using VR tech to help people recognize everyday surveillance all around them—very cool project explained by @eff’s @maassive…
The FCC’s newest Congressionally-required report on the status of America’s communications and media market just came out. The agency acknowledges fiber to the home deployment is slowing down but offers no concrete solutions other than optimism https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new-fcc-data-indicates-future-broadband-access-most-americans-will-be-monopoly
Tomorrow, EFF's @maassive will present a talk on EFF's first virtual reality project, Spot the Surveillance, at the Cato Surveillance Conference. Stream it live or join if you're in DC!
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