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Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression
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Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression

In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that, in the...

Eff to Support Apple in Encryption Battle
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Eff to Support Apple in Encryption Battle

We learned on Tuesday evening that a U.S. federal magistrate judge ordered Apple to backdoor an iPhone that was used by one of the perpetrators of the San Bernardino...

Are Your Devices Hardwired For Betrayal?
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Are Your Devices Hardwired For Betrayal?

It's an interesting time to be a computer security researcher.

Calling All Hackers: Help ­S Build an Open Wireless Router
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Calling All Hackers: Help ­S Build an Open Wireless Router

EFF is releasing an experimental hacker alpha release of wireless router software specifically designed to support secure, shareable Open Wireless networks.

7 Things You Should Know About Tor
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7 Things You Should Know About Tor

We posted last week about the Tor Challenge and why everyone should use Tor.

The White House Big Data Report: The Good, The Bad, and The Missing
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The White House Big Data Report: The Good, The Bad, and The Missing

Last week, the White House released its report on big data and its privacy implications, the result of a 90-day study commissioned by President Obama during his...

Why the Web Needs Perfect Forward Secrecy More Than Ever
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Why the Web Needs Perfect Forward Secrecy More Than Ever

EFF has long advocated for websites to support HTTPS instead of plain HTTP to encrypt and authenticate data transmitted on the Internet.

Fifth Amendment Prohibits Compelled Decryption, New EFF Brief Argues
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Fifth Amendment Prohibits Compelled Decryption, New EFF Brief Argues

Encryption is one of the most important ways to safeguard data from prying eyes.

Eff to Court: Forced Decryption ­nconstitutional
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Eff to Court: Forced Decryption ­nconstitutional

You shouldn't have to surrender your constitutional rights in order to safeguard your electronic privacy.

Technology to Protect Against Mass Surveillance
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Technology to Protect Against Mass Surveillance

In the past several weeks, EFF has received many requests for advice about privacy tools that provide technological shields against mass surveillance.

Why the Html5 Standard Fight Matters
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Why the Html5 Standard Fight Matters

Today, EFF announced that it was making a formal objection to including consideration of digital rights management (DRM) in the First Public Working Draft from...

What the Fbi Doesn't Want You To Know About Its 'secret' Surveillance Techniques
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What the Fbi Doesn't Want You To Know About Its 'secret' Surveillance Techniques

The FBI had to rewrite the book on its domestic surveillance activities in the wake of last January’s landmark Supreme Court decision in United States v. Jones.

New Guide from Eff: Keeping Your Site Alive
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New Guide from Eff: Keeping Your Site Alive

Denial of service attacks—flooding Web sites with traffic in order to make them unavailable to the public—have become an increasingly popular way to take down or...

Apple's Crystal Prison and the Future of Open Platforms
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Apple's Crystal Prison and the Future of Open Platforms

Two weeks ago, Steve Wozniak made a public call for Apple to open its platforms for those who wish to tinker, tweak and innovate with their internals. EFF supports...

Cispa, 'national Security,' and the Nsa's Ability to Read Your Emails
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Cispa, 'national Security,' and the Nsa's Ability to Read Your Emails

This week the House of Representatives is debating the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, the dangerous "cybersecurity" bill that threatens...

Dangerously Vague Cybersecurity Legislation Threatens Civil Liberties
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Dangerously Vague Cybersecurity Legislation Threatens Civil Liberties

There is a spate of proposed cybersecurity legislation working its way through the House and Senate. The bills are aimed primarily at facilitating cooperation regarding...

International Reactions to Google's New Privacy Policy
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International Reactions to Google's New Privacy Policy

Google's new privacy policy took effect last Thursday, following several weeks campaigning to educate users on the changes. The policy will allow them to consolidate...

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Https and Tor: Working Together to Protect Your Privacy and Security Online

This week EFF released a new version its HTTPS Everywhere extension for the Firefox browser and debuted a beta version of the extension for Chrome. EFF frequently...

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An Open Letter from Internet Engineers to the ­.s. Congress

Today, a group of 83 prominent Internet inventors and engineers sent an open letter to members of the United States Congress, stating their opposition to the...

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Privacy Loses in Twitter/wikileaks Records Battle

A district court judge in Virginia ruled against online privacy, allowing U.S federal investigators to collect private records of three Twitter users as part of...
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