We need your help. DHS is seeking public comment on its proposed plan to expand biometrics collection—including DNA, iris scans, voice prints, and facial imaging—to over 6 million immigrants and U.S. citizens a year. Let’s fight this together.
That's why we need stronger laws with enforcement mechanisms to protect the privacy of our COVID data.
The State of Minnesota has failed to adequately secure the addresses of COVID patients.
All Californians need modern internet access. More than 50 community leaders are calling for @CAGovernor to convene a special legislative session to begin the work to close the digital divide now. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/09/join-more-fifty-california-groups-calling-urgent-action-broadband-access
Don't limit the antitrust case against Google to just advertising. Enforcers must look at all of Google's practices and how they collectively lock out new players in tech. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/09/governments-antitrust-suit-against-google-go-big-and-do-it-right
Do you think that Big Telco and Big Content need cutting down?
Bust 'em all!
By joining EFF, you are supporting expert technologists, activists, and lawers in the fight to protect free speech and privacy online. https://eff.org/join
Monopoly-fighting is like eating potato chips: once you start, you just can't stop!
Students are raising the alarm about privacy, equity, and bias in proctoring apps. Schools should take note. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/09/students-are-pushing-back-against-proctoring-surveillance-apps
With app mandates in place, the same students who do not have reliable home broadband connections and study space for remote instruction would likely be unable to meet the smartphone app requirements to attend classes in person. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/07/university-app-mandates-are-wrong-call
Anytime you hear someone say, "Why all the talk about Big Tech and not telcos or entertainment companies?" here's the answer: we're gonna bust 'em all!
(Never use an XOR where an AND will do)
Read here for more on why privacy and social equity should be foremost in discussions about how to design digital identification: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/08/digital-identification-must-be-designed-privacy-and-equity-10
YARA, aka the “Pattern Matching Swiss Knife for Malware Researchers,” helps researchers find and classify malware.
“YAYA” is a new tool from EFF’s Threat Lab to help researchers manage multiple YARA rule repositories.
Add it to your toolkit! https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/09/introducing-yaya-new-threat-hunting-tool-eff-threat-lab
That's why it is past time for consumer data privacy laws guaranteeing opt-in consent, the right to know how has your data, and a private right of action. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/effs-recommendations-consumer-data-privacy-laws
This was not a hack. This was not a breach. This was Facebook's systems working exactly as they were designed to work. https://twitter.com/Channel4News/status/1310625842888880129
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