Rainey Reitman

Rainey Reitman leads the activism team at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:15am
Michael Ratner, RIP (Rest in Power)
Michael Ratner, a friend of EFF who dedicated his life as a human rights attorney to fighting for justice, passed away on Wednesday. Michael was a staunch defender of civil liberties, forging new pathways for using the court systems and advocacy to fight for justice. As the president emeritus of...
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 12:30pm
Obama Should Reject Anti-Encryption Legislation and Protect Digital Security
Dozens of nonprofit organizations, companies, and academics sent a joint letter on Monday urging President Obama to take a strong stance against backdoors and oppose legislation that would undermine security. The coalition effort—which included EFF, Access Now, Fight for the Future, and others— was...
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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 2:45pm
An Open Letter to President Obama on Encryption: This is About Math, Not Politics
Dear President Obama, During your keynote conversation at SXSW, you called for a concession on security in our digital devices, stating that you don’t believe in “an absolutist view” when it comes to cryptography on phones. We all want to find solutions to the problems of crime in our country and...
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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 2:30pm
The New USA Freedom Act: A Step in the Right Direction, but More Must Be Done
A bipartisan group of congressional leaders has reintroduced the USA Freedom Act. The bill is an attempt to rein in the intelligence community's " Collect It All " strategy, and passing USA Freedom is a first, small step in the right direction. However, it has serious faults that should be...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 8:15am
"Stop Cyber Spying" Campaign Tells Obama and Congress to Drop Failed Cybersecurity Bills
EFF, Access, and a coalition of other digital rights organizations have launched a campaign opposing legislative attempts to make information sharing between companies and the government easier. The 5 bills—touted as cybersecurity bills—would provide legal avenues for Internet companies to share...
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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 3:30pm
Our Not-So-Secret Game Plan for Ending Global Mass Surveillance
We have a problem when it comes to stopping mass surveillance. The entity that’s conducting the most extreme and far-reaching surveillance against most of the world’s communications—the National Security Agency—is bound by United States law. That’s good news for Americans. U.S. law and the...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 3:30pm
Snowden's Motivation: What the Internet Was Like Before It Was Being Watched, and How We Can Get There Again
Laura Poitras’ riveting new documentary about mass surveillance gives an intimate look into the motivations that guided Edward Snowden, who sacrificed his career and risked his freedom to expose mass surveillance by the NSA. CITIZENFOUR , which debuts on Friday, has many scenes that explore the...
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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 12:47pm
Scorecard: Will Obama Hit the Mark on Real NSA Reform?
On Friday, President Barack Obama will announce changes and potential reforms he will make to the National Security Agency (NSA). What can we expect?
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Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:43pm
Coming Soon: The Day We Fight Back Against NSA Surveillance
In January 2006, EFF filed our first lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of NSA mass surveillance.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 11:57am
Bradley Manning Did Not Hurt the United States
In his sentencing hearing yesterday, Bradley Manning took the stand and apologized for the "hurt" he inflicted on the United States.
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