Author: EFF.org

Analyzing and indefinitely keeping the DNA profiles of thousands of Californians arrested for felonies, but never charged with a crime, is not just an ominously overbroad practice by law enforcement—it’s an invasion of privacy that violates the state’s…

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Recognizing the year’s worst in government transparency
The cause of government transparency finally broke through to the popular zeitgeist this year. It wasn’t an investigative journalism exposé or a civil rights lawsuit that did it, but a light-heart…

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Due to an editing error, a draft version of this article was published prematurely.
Internet websites and forums are continuing to censor speech with adult content on their platforms to avoid running afoul of the new anti-sex trafficking law FOSTA. The…

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Law enforcement access to data is in the middle of a profound shake-up across the globe. States are pushing to get quicker, deeper, and more invasive access to personal data stored on the global Internet, and are looking to water down the international…

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EFF Is Looking for a Great Writer to Help Us Fight Surveillance
I just woke up, and I’m drafting a memo for a Congressional staffer, explaining the ways that a new censorship bill will be dangerous for free speech and innovation. One of my colleagues i…

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Last year’s Brazilian elections were a victory for Jair Bolsonaro—a politician with highly controversial positions on the country’s past military dictatorship and civil rights.  Bolsonaro’s ascent to power and the beginning of his administration in Jan…

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