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Our analysis of the speech-friendly Supreme Court decision in Elonis v. U.S., the Facebook threats case.
Supreme Court Reverses Conviction in Elonis v. United States, Avoids Answering First Amendment Question
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You have 48 hours to stop #Pyrawebs , a horrible mass surveillance bill in Paraguay.
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EFF sued for defamation by April's Stupid Patent of the Month inventor, Scott Horstemeyer. We will not be silenced.
On May 26, 2015, Atlanta-based attorney Scott A. Horstemeyer sued the Electronic Frontier Foundation alleging that he was defamed by the April Stupid Patent of the Month blog post. Horstemeyer has demanded that EFF remove the post and publish an editorial repudiating it.  EFF has declined this request and stands by the opinions expressed in the post. 
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Good grief! I would have thought that a patent like this would denied at a glance, forcing the applicant through an appeals process.
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Paraguay: you have 48 hours to stop data retention https://eff.org/r.q0e5  #Pyrawebs
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El proyecto de ley sobre retención de datos denominado "Pyrawebs" obliga a los proveedores de acceso a Internet (PSI) a retener los datos personales de millones de paraguayos usuarios de internet, violando su privacidad y libertad de expresión. La Cámara de Senadores votará sobre Pyrawebs este Jueves 4 de Junio. ¡Presionemos a los Senadores para que voten en contra de este proyecto y respeten tu privacidad!
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Just because you are providing a service to a website doesn’t mean you
should be roped into policing it.  That's why EFF has jumped into a
case involving a new site calling itself Grooveshark.
New York – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a federal court in an emergency hearing and a written filing this week to block the recording industry’s move to force Internet infrastructure companies into becoming copyright police with far-reaching restraining orders.
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Information control as Hilary Clinton stated wants populist to be fed mainstream media not alternative media


https://youtu.be/LyjnEm8DZkI


When mainstream media news became entertainment & agenda geared not news alternative news stood against it 


http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2013/06/white-house-and-media-intermarriage-spouses-relatives-congress-shushing-scandal-2664846.html
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May's Stupid Patent of the Month goes to all of Patent Class 705.

TL;DR: Patents in this category are HORRIBLE.
In choosing this month’s Stupid Patent, we realized that we couldn’t choose just one. Instead, we decided to give the award to the entirety of patent class 705.
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Ten renowned United Nations advisors have weighed in against the secretive process that allows foreign investors and the copyright lobby to obtain special treatment in trade agreements, at the cost of human rights.
Yesterday, ten United Nations experts and special rapporteurs voiced their concern over the adverse impacts upon human rights posed by secret “free trade” and investment agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the
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At the cost of human lives.
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Ex-Mozilla engineer calls on Firefox to make beneficial Tracking Protection technology available to all users.
Last week Monica Chew, formerly of Mozilla, and Georgios Kontaxis, of Columbia University, published a paper detailing the proposed new Firefox Tracking Protection technology. With Tracking Protection enabled they found that they received 67.5% fewer cookies and reduced page load time by an astonishing 44% while browsing the Alexa top 200 news sites.
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A European court case could spell the end for open wireless networks, if the copyright industry succeeds in its argument that requiring password protection is a legitimate anti-infringement measure that network owners must take. EFF and partners from both sides of the Atlantic have weighed in in an open letter, explaining the dire consequences for competition, innovation, and freedom of expression.
The vision of a world of shared open wireless is a compelling one—it means that wherever you go in an urban or other covered area, the connected devices that you own now (and new devices that are today only on the drawing board) will enjoy immediate, seamless, private, and free access to the global Internet. But such a world might exclude Europe, depending on the outcome of a pending case there that calls the viability of open wireless networks i...
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The PDF for the letter currently isn't loading for me.
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We need better incentives for companies who store our data to keep it secure. 
When a criminal started lacing Tylenol capsules with cyanide in 1982, Johnson & Johnson quickly sprang into action to ensure consumer safety. It increased its internal production controls, recalled the capsules, offered an exchange for tablets, and within two months started using triple-seal tamper-resistant packaging. The company focused on fixing weak points in their supply chain so that users could be sure that no one had interfered with the p...
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Perhaps the best relevant example is the credit card industry having to cover losses. 
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EFF supporters get 20% off registration for ISSA Los Angeles' Information Security #Summit7 next week: https://eff.org/r.s2qt
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EFF strongly objects to the US proposed Wassenaar implementation. We're drafting comments and you should too!
On May 20, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published its proposed implementation of the December 2013 changes to the Wassenaar Arrangement. What follows is a long post, as we're quite troubled by the BIS proposal.
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Why not just call these things "The Hidden/Secret agreement" instead of all these wakadoodle names?

I'm finding it hard to keep track...... Oh, wait a minute 😎
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Defending your civil liberties in a digital world.
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.