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What do you call it when companies make back-room deals to control Internet content? We call it Shadow Regulation.
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Also, I call them scumbacks....
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Much interest at the WTO in new global trade rules for the Internet… but also acceptance that users must be involved.
This week, EFF has been at the World Trade Organization (WTO)'s annual Public Forum.
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Read this: Librarians who challenged National Security Letters in 2005 on why the Senate shouldn't expand NSL powers
We are the four librarians who fought a government gag order a decade ago when FBI agents demanded library records under the Patriot Act and told us, under penalty of criminal prosecution, that we couldn't talk about it. We members of what the media called "the Connecticut Four" haven't reunited in the civil liberties cause. Until now.
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Californians now have the right to challenge their inclusion in the CalGang database. Thank you, Gov. Jerry Brown. 
Over the last few weeks, a broad coalition of civil liberties and social justice organizations rained down letters, tweets, and op-eds on Gov. Jerry Brown, urging him to sign A.B. 2298, a bill to begin the process of overhauling the state's CalGang gang affiliation database. On Wednesday, it all paid off.
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Apple shows that privacy-threatening cloud computing and data collection do not have to be the industry standard.
Many users rely on cloud-based machine learning and data collection for everything from tagging photos of friends online to remembering shopping preferences. Although this can be useful and convenient, it can also be a user privacy disaster.
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Are you raising a voice for digital rights in your community? Tell us how, and recruit allies to help! https://eff.org/2016-09-EFA
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Watch as we deliver 30,000 letters urging Congress to stop the updates to Rule 41. Thank you, Sen. Ron Wyden, for defending privacy.
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I'd rather see the code fixed.
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Sen. Ron Wyden sent this letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper about unused transparency bonuses, following EFF's report. 
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We're at the +Human Rights Foundation (HRF) San Francisco Freedom Forum today! Stop by and learn more about digital security best practices for journalists & activists. #SFFF

https://hrf.org/news/announcing-the-2016-san-francisco-freedom-forum-00573
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Keep up the good work!
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10,000 of you demanded that HP fix its self-destructing printers. Here’s its response.
HP Promises to Restore Printers’ Functionality, But Questions Remain
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+robert avila hi, I'm in the market for a b/w laser printer with WiFi module and linux-support, not being a Brother. Any suggestions? 
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EFF exposed massive abuse of California's police databases. An Associated Press investigation reveals the problem is nationwide. 
For more than a year, EFF has been investigating how police in California misuse the state’s law enforcement database with little oversight from officials. An investigation published by the Associated Press today shows that abuse of law enforcement systems is a nationwide problem.
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Your just figuring that out. Don't think there is a lot of brains working here.
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Our friends at the Calyx Institute are doing exciting things with non-profit access to 4G spectrum.
I have found a secret tunnel that runs underneath the phone companies and emerges in paradise
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Defending your civil liberties in the digital world.
Introduction

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

Even in the fledgling days of the Internet, EFF understood that protecting access to developing technology was central to advancing freedom for all. In the years that followed, EFF used our fiercely independent voice to clear the way for open source software, encryption, security research, file sharing tools, and a world of emerging technologies.

Today, EFF uses the unique expertise of leading technologists, activists, and attorneys in our efforts to defend free speech online, fight illegal surveillance, advocate for users and innovators, and support freedom-enhancing technologies.

Together, we forged a vast network of concerned members and partner organizations spanning the globe. EFF advises policymakers and educates the press and the public through comprehensive analysis, educational guides, activist workshops, and more. EFF empowers hundreds of thousands of individuals through our Action Center and has become a leading voice in online rights debates.

EFF is a donor-funded US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that depends on your support to continue fighting for users.

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