Kate Tummarello

Kate Tummarello works on surveillance issues for EFF's Activism Team. Previously, she covered technology policy in Washington, D.C. including writing about privacy, net neutrality, internet governance, and intellectual property.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Trump Signs Bill to Roll Back Privacy Rules into Law
A measure to roll back crucial privacy protections has crossed the finish line , and Internet users are worse off for it. Despite massive backlash from the American people, Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law a resolution that repeals the Federal Communications Commission (...
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Friday, March 31, 2017
Dear Mr. President: Reject the D.C. Swamp and Veto the Broadband Privacy Repeal
President Trump will soon be asked to sign into law a bill that gives tremendous power to some of the most hated companies in America , the cable and telephone industry. If he cares about protecting our privacy from the very special interests he campaigned against, he’ll veto the bill. In the last...
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Thursday, March 02, 2017
New FCC Chairman Begins Attacks on Internet Privacy
Your Internet browsing just got a whole lot less secure. Newly minted Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai just granted the telecom industry its wish: he has blocked new requirements that Internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast apply common sense security practices to protect your private data...
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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Obama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Out
With mere days left before President-elect Donald Trump takes the White House, President Barack Obama’s administration just finalized rules to make it easier for the nation’s intelligence agencies to share unfiltered information about innocent people. New rules issued by the Obama administration...
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The Fight to Rein in NSA Surveillance: 2016 in Review
It’s been a busy year on a number of fronts as we continue to fight to rein in the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance of innocent people. Since the 2013 leaks by former government contractor Edward Snowden, the secretive and powerful agency has been at the top of mind for those...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
It's Time for Answers on Yahoo's Email Scanning
You should know if the government thinks it can deputize your email provider to scan through your messages. Like most people, we were shocked at reports earlier this month that Yahoo scanned its hundreds of millions of users’ emails looking for a digital signature on behalf of the government. We...
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