Andrew Crocker

Andrew Crocker is a staff attorney on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s civil liberties team. He focuses on EFF’s national security and privacy docket, as well as the Coders' Rights Project.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Yahoo Email Surveillance: the Next Front in the Fight Against Mass Surveillance
In a bombshell published Tuesday, Reuters reports that, in 2015, Yahoo complied with an order it received from the U.S. government to search all of its users’ incoming emails, in real time. There’s still much that we don’t know at this point, but if the report is accurate, it represents a new—and...
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Saturday, August 13, 2016
We Shouldn’t Wait Another Fifteen Years for a Conversation About Government Hacking
With high-profile hacks in the headlines and government officials trying to reopen a long-settled debate about encryption, information security has become a mainstream issue. But we feel that one element of digital security hasn’t received enough critical attention: the role of government in...
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Thursday, April 21, 2016
A Disappointing Ruling on National Security Letters, But Not the Last Word
The federal district court in San Francisco in EFF’s National Security Letter (NSL) cases has unsealed its order from last month, which denies our clients’ long-running First Amendment challenges to the NSL statute. This is the first public decision interpreting the NSL statute since it was amended...
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Monday, June 01, 2015
Don’t Worry, the Government Still Has Plenty of Surveillance Power If Section 215 Sunsets
The story being spun by the defenders of Section 215 of the Patriot Act and the Obama Administration is that if the law sunsets entirely, the government will lose critical surveillance capabilities. The fearmongering includes President Obama , who said: “heaven forbid we’ve got a problem where we...
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