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California law enforcement committee finally takes “No” for an answer on DMV photo sharing and facial recognition.
More than 1,500 Californians over the last two weeks joined EFF in an email campaign to defeat a proposal by an obscure committee within the California Department of Justice that would have compromised the privacy and security of their driver-license photos.  As part of its strategic plan, the committee had approved a goal to share driver and mugshot photos with a national law enforcement network and allow police to leverage facial recognition te...
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Until no one is looking.
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Are you an Amazon shopper? Use your eligible purchases through Amazon Smile​ to support EFF's tireless efforts to protect digital freedom. #AmazonSmile
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I support code.org but if they go away, I'll gladly support the EFF through Amazon. I support you folks annually with membership and appreciate all you do for us. :)
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Spots at Security B-Sides San Francisco are filling up! Register today with proceeds benefiting EFF. #BSidesSF
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The Senate Intelligence Committee passed a surveillance bill in disguise this week: https://eff.org/r.gqi9
The Senate Intelligence Committee advanced a terrible cybersecurity bill called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) to the Senate floor last week.
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+Marquise Richardson Actually, no. This is going to be passed into law, someway, somehow due to the existential threats posed to those with wealth and/or power from myriad sources. If it's not Islamic Jihad, it's hackers who can destroy their wealth or make them look foolish (e.g. pics on their phone), destroy their company, and so forth. The politicians are even more paranoid as their hold on power can disappear with one viral video or photo, a tweet, ad nauseum. It's going to be law. Sad to see the freedoms I put my life on the line to protect disappearing in a generation. s/ A service-connected, terminal, disabled veteran. (I usually keep that out of a conversation.)
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When FOIA offices attack! Here's the final round of The Foilies, our Sunshine Week "awards." 
Open government advocates file requests for public records because it’s not only our right, but our duty as citizens to find out what the government is doing in our name, how officials are spending our tax dollars, what kinds of mistakes they’re making, what problems our communities face, and how we can improve society through policy changes. 
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Publick truths ought never to be kept secrets; and they who do it, are guilty of a solecism, and a contradiction: Every man ought to know what it concerns all to know. Now, nothing upon earth is of a more universal nature than government; and every private man upon earth has a concern in it, because in it is concerned, and nearly and immediately concerned, his virtue, his property, and the security of his person: And where all these are best preserved and advanced, the government is best administered; and where they are not, the government is impotent, wicked, or unfortunate; and where the government is so, the people will be so, there being always and every where a certain sympathy and analogy between the nature of the government and the nature of the people.Gordon, Thomas (July 22, 1721). Cato's Letter No. 38, The Right and Capacity of the People to Judge of Government
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Europeans dream of a digital single market for copyright works, but it won't happen unless they listen to users.
Last year, the current President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, declared that his number one priority was to “create a digital single market for consumers and businesses,” in which “consumers can access music, movies and sports events on their electronic devices wherever they are in Europe and regardless of borders”.
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... they are only talking what the people want to hear, while small companies and middle class find it harder to survive by the day. guess when they're done with the EU, one has mega corporations and one has independent makers - and not much in between.
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Victory! Californians sent 1,500 emails to the California Department of Justice demanding DMV photo-sharing be removed from a law enforcement strategic plan. Minutes ago, a committee voted to delete that goal. 
Attention California: the privacy and security of your driver licenses are under threat from a new scheme to massively expand how photo IDs are shared and analyzed by law enforcement agencies.
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Nice, but they'll still do it anyway.  They do whatever they want to anymore; legislation only exists to legalize what they already do in secret.
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The Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability were launched on the very same day that a landmark Indian court ruling shows how relevant they are: the ruling (and the Principles) affirm that Internet intermediaries, such as social networks and ISPs, can’t be made liable for user-generated content on their platforms unless they fail to comply with a court order ordering them to remove it.
This week, on the edges of RightsCon Southeast Asia in Manila, Philippines, digital rights groups from around the world came together for two days of intensive work to finalize a new, ambitious standard to safeguard freedom of expression and innovation online. The approach the document takes to further these objectives is by focusing on the liability of Internet intermediaries—such as search engines, web hosts, social networks, domain hosts and I...
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Nerdcore hiphop and animation unite in a benefit auction for EFF.
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When does an online fantasy cross the line into criminal conspiracy? EFF weighs in on the "cannibal cop" case.
When does an online fantasy cross the line into criminal conspiracy? That’s the issue the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is currently weighing in United States v. Gilberto Valle, the so-called “cannibal cop” case.
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Este. Este psrese. El socalo. Del ditrito. Feral. De mexico
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NSA: Internet backbone surveillance is constitutional.
Wikimedia: [citation needed].
https://eff.org/r.cc3p 
Last week, the ACLU filed a welcome additional challenge to the NSA’s warrantless Internet backbone surveillance (aka “Upstream” surveillance) on behalf of Wikimedia and a number of other media and human rights organizations.
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Just have the FCC solve it.
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Animator and cartoonist Chad Essley is auctioning hand-drawn animation frames from his video for +MC Frontalot's Shudders. There are cool prizes and proceeds benefit EFF: http://www.cartoonmonkey.com/shudders
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Introduction
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.