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Defending your civil liberties in the digital world.
Defending your civil liberties in the digital world.

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Next year will see works start entering the public domain after a 20-year freeze. It’s about time.
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It's Copyright Week! All week long, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, and addressing what's at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today's principle: the public domain and creativity.
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"But if technology is going to reach its loftiest potential and promise—to support democracy and freedom, to improve all lives, especially those most in need of digital tools of expression—Silicon Valley can and must do much more."
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Without #NetNeutrality, your access to the niche, original content that has found a home on the Internet will be subject to the whims of telecoms with a vested interest in traffic discrimination and content restriction.
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Strong encryption protects more than just your messages. In "Beyond Secrets", Consumers Union explores how strong encryption benefits everyone's daily lives, and why any proposal to weaken it is shortsighted.
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Gizmodo dives into Facebook's patents, uncovering ideas to use metadata—like the names of image files or lens scratches on photos—to make connections between users
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In an upsetting vote today (256-164), the House approved a damaging and disastrous NSA surveillance extension bill that fails to protect Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights.
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While we continue the fight for rights online, we remember Aaron Swartz, who we lost 5 years ago today, and who taught us that we can win in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
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Face recognition technology will likely become more ubiquitous. Learn more about how its used by law enforcement and others on our Street-Level Surveillance site. https://www.eff.org/pages/face-recognition
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When you're teaching digital security, are you giving learners a list of things to do, rather than helping them to think about solutions to a problem? We have some suggestions in our new piece in the Security Education Companion
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