Nadia Kayyali

Nadia Kayyali is a member of the activism team at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Monday, June 1, 2015 - 8:15am
Section 215 Expires—For Now
Section 215 has expired. At least for now. The law that the NSA used to authorize its collection of vast amounts of information about the telephone calls of ordinary Americans is no more. Even though it’s likely temporary, it’s a good thing and we should pause to celebrate a little. The calls and...
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 3:15pm
New Coalition Site Fight215.org Launches to Amplify Opposition to the NSA’s Mass Surveillance
A coalition of 34 organizations from across the political spectrum is launching Fight215.org today to help concerned individuals contact lawmakers and demand an end to NSA’s unconstitutional mass surveillance under the Patriot Act. The launch coincides with the countdown to the expiration of...
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:00am
The White House’s New Executive Order On Cyber Crime is (Unfortunately) No Joke
On the morning of April 1st, the White House issued a new executive order (EO) that asserts that malicious “cyber-enabled activities” are a national threat, declares a national emergency, and establishes sanctions and other consequences for individuals and entities. While computer and information...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:45am
White House Confirms: If Section 215 Expires, So Does Bulk Phone Records Collection
There’s some good news coming from the White House today that deserves repeating. Reuters is reporting that Ned Price, a spokesman from the President’s National Security Council , has unequivocally stated : If Section 215 sunsets, we will not continue the bulk telephony metadata program. Section...
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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 12:15pm
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to NSA: Why is Bulk Collection of Telephone Records Still Happening?
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) exists to ensure that national security does not trump privacy and civil liberties, and it has been especially busy since the publication of the first Snowden leak. Congress and the President asked the Board to review the use of Section 215 of...
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Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 1:45pm
What We Learned About NSA Spying in 2014—And What We're Fighting to Expose in 2015
After a banner year for shedding light on the NSA’s secret surveillance programs in 2013, the pace of disclosures in 2014—both from whistleblowers and through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits—slowed significantly. But that’s not because all the secrets of NSA surveillance have been...
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Obama’s Plan for Better Policing: The Good, the Bad, and the Body Cameras
You may be shocked to hear that EFF doesn't think technology is a solution to every problem. That includes problems with the police and with public safety. And, as we’ve pointed out when it comes to drones and other types of local surveillance , we think adoption of new technology requires...
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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 11:00am
Militarization, Surveillance, and Profit: How Grassroots Groups are Fighting Urban Shield
While all eyes are on the disturbing evidence of police militarization in Ferguson, are you paying attention to what’s happening with law enforcement in your own back yard? In the San Francisco Bay Area, the answer is yes. A coalition of community groups has come together to call attention to Urban...
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Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 1:00pm
What You Need to Know About the FISA Court—and How it Needs to Change
Should interpretation of the laws and Constitution of the United States take place in one-sided secretive courts, away from the public eye? For years, it has. But even Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) judges don’t agree on how exactly the FISC should work. Since the Snowden...
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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 1:30pm
On 6/5, 65 Things We Know About NSA Surveillance That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago
It’s been one year since the Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting dragnet surveillance on millions of innocent people. Since then, the onslaught of disturbing...
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