Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF is the leading civil liberties group defending your rights in the digital world. EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the US government or large corporations.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, July 10, 2017
AT&T, Verizon, Other Telco Providers Lag Behind Tech Industry in Protecting Users from Government Overreach, EFF Annual Survey Shows
While many technology companies continue to step up their privacy game by adopting best practices to protect sensitive customer information when the government demands user data, telecommunications companies are failing to prioritize user privacy when the government comes knocking, an EFF annual...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
No Passwords at U.S. Border, Says New "Fly Don't Spy" Coalition
Today, 29 organizations launched a campaign to oppose any type of “extreme vetting” that requires travelers to reveal their passwords to online accounts. The coalition created FlyDontSpy.com and will ask supporters to sign a petition to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John...
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Friday, August 05, 2016
EFF to FTC: Online Retailers Must Label Products Sold with Digital Locks
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of consumer groups, content creators, and publishers asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today to require online retailers to label the ebooks, songs, games, and apps that come with digital locks restricting how consumers can use them...
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Thursday, March 03, 2016
EFF and 46 Technology Experts Ask Court To Throw Out Unconstitutional Apple Order
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and 46 technology industry experts, including inventors of modern cryptography, told a federal court today that forcing Apple to write and sign computer code disabling crucial iPhone security features that protect millions of users violates the company’s...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Oscar and Pulitzer Award-Winning Journalist Laura Poitras Sues U.S. Government To Uncover Records After Years of Airport Detentions and Searches
Academy and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. transportation security agencies today demanding they release records documenting a six-year period in which she was searched, questioned, and often subjected to hours-long...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Hundreds of Tech Companies to Congress: TPP and Fast Track Harms Digital Innovation and Users’ Rights
In a joint letter to Congress released today, more than 250 technology companies and user rights organizations say that the extreme level of secrecy surrounding trade negotiations have led to provisions in agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that threaten digital innovation, free...
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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Human Rights Watch Sues DEA Over Bulk Collection of Americans’ Telephone Records
Human Rights Watch, a nonpartisan organization that fights human rights abuses across the globe, filed suit against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration late Tuesday for illegally collecting records of its telephone calls to certain foreign countries as part of yet another government bulk...
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Monday, February 23, 2015
EFF Outlines Plan to Fix the Broken Patent System
The U.S. patent system is in crisis, but there are clear steps Congress and the White House can take to mitigate the impact of vague patents, patent trolls, and a weak legal process to protect competition and creativity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) explains in a new report released...
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Monday, February 09, 2015
EFF Files Petitions to Protect Your Rights to Tinker, Repair, and Remix
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed petitions with the U.S. Copyright Office seeking to keep users who remix DVD content or jailbreak their devices from losing their legal safe harbors and to establish new rights for those who need to circumvent "access control" or "digital rights...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Cory Doctorow Rejoins EFF to Eradicate DRM Everywhere
Leading digital rights champion and author Cory Doctorow has rejoined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to battle the pervasive use of dangerous digital rights management (DRM) technologies that threaten users' security and privacy, distort markets, confiscate public rights, and undermine...
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