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Lawmakers are poised to introduce a bill to Fast Track anti-user deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress. If you're in the U.S., you can help us stop them by contacting your representatives or tweeting at congressional leaders to oppose and speak out against this plan.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks are stalling while the White House assures its trading partners that this secret trade agreement won't be amended when it comes back to Congress for ratification after the President signs the deal. That's why the Executive is scrambling to get its allies in Congress to pass Fast Track. If they succeed, the U.S.
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+Jeff Greer One of the things we can do is donate to EFF.
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EFF's Decentralized SSL Observatory has uncovered possible evidence of man-in-the-middle attacks against Superfish/Komodia/PrivDog users--but there's no way to know for sure.
Over the past week many more details have emerged about the HTTPS-breaking Superfish software that Lenovo pre-installed on its laptops for several months. As is often the case with breaking security incidents, most of what we know has come from security engineers volunteering their time to study the problem and sharing their findings via blogs and social media.
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+Josh Beach Let's Make It So.
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Nice! Representatives in California are answering questions from reddit right now about privacy rights.
I’m California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, Chairman of the California Assembly’s new Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee. I am inviting...
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NSA Director Mike Rogers thinks back doors are shady, so it's okay to keep asking tech companies to give them to him so long as we call them something else.
In comments yesterday during a cybersecurity conference at the New America Foundation, the Director of the NSA, Admiral Mike Rogers faced vocal criticism from the tech community (including cryptography expert Bruce Schneier and Yahoo CISO Alex Stamos).
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Creepiest group on the planet.
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It doesn't get any creepier than this: Hollywood lobbyists sent a pandering love letter to TPP negotiators.
We didn't know how much copyright maximalists longed for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement—until we saw this creepy "open love letter" to the TPP from one of the biggest, most powerful copyright lobby groups, the Global Intellectual Property Center. We couldn't have made this up if we tried. Here's one part of it:
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Gonzo for TTP hardcore action.
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The Atlantic's Conor Friedersdorf explains the significance of CITIZENFOUR's Oscar:
When Laura Poitras received the Academy Award for best documentary, civil society was pushing back against the deep state.
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Saw CitizenFour the very night that it won the Oscars. Congratulations Laura Poitras, Glen Greenwald and Edward Snowden. You were brave beyond reason. And you can see that a significant portion of the American community appreciates that. Do not give up!
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Team Internet spoke, and the FCC listened. Congratulations to all on a historic vote for sustainable net neutrality rules!
Today the FCC voted three to two to reclassify broadband Internet access as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act, and forbear from the parts of the Act that aren’t necessary for net neutrality rules.
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+Marcus Fugett Are the 317 pages of new FCC rules available to the public yet?

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The White House continues to say the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) won’t alter U.S. rules—but such claims are misleading. The TPP threatens to lock us into copyright laws that are in serious need of reform.
As the White House doubles down on its attempt to pass legislation to fast track secret trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, their oft-repeated refrain about these deals' digital copyright enforcement provisions is that these policies would not alter U.S. law.
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Welcome our newest technology fellow, Sina Khanifar.
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Welcome Sina Khanifar!
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Australia has just released a draft industry code that authorizes copyright owners to place users under surveillance for infringing copyright. Although the system improves on models from Canada and the United States, it's not going to create any more copyright jobs. What would? Adopting a fair use right in copyright law.
Copyright policy is not something that should be rushed into without adequate evidence and consultation. Yet since only last December, the Australian government has sent stakeholders scrambling to develop a new code of practice on copyright that would could change the lay of the land for the Internet industry for decades to come.
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That's outrageous.
It's bad enough that the government spies indiscriminately
To legalise others to spy is beyond Orwellian.

To say Abbot and his cronies are in the pocket of big business; especially the entertainment industry is an understatement.
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Near New Haven? Love government transparency? Swing by the FOIA Bootcamp tonight, featuring EFF's David Sobel.
Interested in government transparency? Want to ask the NSA about its surveillance practices, the NYPD for its body cam footage, or the White House for its beer recipe? To learn how, come to the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic's annual: FOIA Boot CampMonday, February 23 6-8 PMYale Law School127 Wall StreetRoom 120New Haven, CT Dinner will be provided.
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Read the powerful speech Laura Poitras delivered when accepting CITIZENFOUR's Academy Award.
Laura Poitras won an Academy Award for her documentary CITIZENFOUR. At the ceremony, she gave a brief speech thanking everyone who helped make the film as well as acknowledging the bravery of Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers. Here is Poitras' acceptance speech:1
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Defending your civil liberties in a digital world.
From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990—well before the Internet was on most people's radar—and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.

Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists, EFF achieves significant victories on behalf of consumers and the general public. EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the US government or large corporations. By mobilizing more than 150,000 concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFF beats back bad legislation. In addition to advising policymakers, EFF educates the press and public.

EFF is a donor-funded nonprofit and depends on your support to continue successfully defending your digital rights. Litigation is particularly expensive; because two-thirds of our budget comes from individual donors, every contribution is critical to helping EFF fight—and win—more cases.