We're proud to honor these bold thinkers and brave activists at EFF's 2019 Pioneer Award Ceremony: Cyberpunk author William Gibson (@GreatDismal), tech scholar danah boyd (@zephoria), & surveillance-fighting group @OaklandPrivacy
Amazon forbids police from calling its Ring networked cameras what they are: surveillance devices. https://gizmodo.com/ring-barred-cops-from-using-surveillance-to-describe-it-1837380102
.@apple promises to treat persistent trackers like malicious hackers in its new WebKit Tracking Prevention Policy. That's a big win for user privacy. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/apples-new-webkit-policy-takes-hard-line-user-privacy
RT @eff: Google’s re-opening of their Egyptian office is alarming—especially “when the government is aggressively asking other Internet com…
If a program does not help ensure the safety of Americans, cannot stay within the law, and violates our privacy, then why should Congress reauthorize it?
It's OK to call a patent troll a "patent troll." https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/court-rules-phrase-patent-troll-opinion-not-defamation
Western Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies are looking to install face recognition—EFF's @mguariglia told @lancasteronline why that would be bad for their citizens https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/surveillance-cameras-in-parts-of-pennsylvania-use-hackable-chinese-tech/article_00d0e402-c123-11e9-a99b-17f772ee5fba.html
California @CommissionPOST needs to take a hard look at the materials a surveillance vendor is using to train cops on the use of automated license plate readers.
Today, @ipandetec helps shine a light on Panama’s telecom companies and their privacy practices, the first report in a regional initiative. Learn who defends your data (and your privacy) in ¿Quién Defiende Tus Datos? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/ipandetec-rates-panamas-isps-its-first-quien-defiende-tus-datos-report
The cable industry owes its existence to permissive copyright rules that allowed it to retransmit broadcasts; on the Internet those rules are dead, and Big Cable helped kill them https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/cycle-renewal-broken-how-big-tech-and-big-media-abuse-copyright-law-slay
Get the low-down on body-worn cameras from EFF's Street-Level Surveillance guide
Google’s re-opening of their Egyptian office is alarming—especially “when the government is aggressively asking other Internet companies to provide disproportionate access to their data,” says EFF’s @txitua https://theintercept.com/2019/08/18/google-egypt-office-sisi/
California police training materials for automated license plate readers are riddled with errors and often read like a sales pitch. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/eff-calls-california-end-vendor-driven-alpr-training
San Franciscans who aren't techies, but are concerned about privacy: Join Electronic Frontier Alliance group @noisebridge this Friday for a Surveillance Self-Defense Workshop! https://twitter.com/noisebridge/status/1163208975892066304
Organizing friends, neighbors, allies, classmates, or colleagues to defend digital rights in your community? We can help. https://www.eff.org/EFA-FAQ
EFF examined the materials used to train California cops on automated license plate readers.
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At the moment, most airlines don't use face recognition. But you should still know how to opt out: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/skip-surveillance-opting-out-face-recognition-airports
Keeping everyone’s communications safe means making sure we don’t hand over control of our devices to companies, governments, or other third parties. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/dont-let-encrypted-messaging-become-hollow-promise
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