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Want to rein in Big Tech? Look to privacy legislation, not censorship. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/opinion/section-230-freedom-speech.html
Robots won't fix it. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/eff-urges-congress-not-dismantle-section-230
DMCA takedown abuse is a scam on the rise. If the CASE Act passes, it will only get worse. Tell Congress to vote “no” on this misguided bill. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/today-tell-congress-not-pass-another-bad-copyright-law
Police in California won’t be allowed to use facial recognition on body-worn cameras starting in 2020. Thank you for speaking out and supporting A.B. 1215, which @GavinNewsom signed this month! https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/victory-california-governor-signs-ab-1215
Oakland: Join Electronic Frontier Alliance member @aspirationtech November 6-8 for their 2019 Nonprofit Software Development Summit https://twitter.com/aspirationtech/status/1182445131590275072
Government face surveillance chills speech, invades privacy, and amplifies historical bias. Massachusetts: Tell your lawmakers to support two bills that place a moratorium on government face surveillance before a crucial Oct. 22 hearing.  https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/massachusetts-tell-your-lawmakers-press-pause-government-face-surveillance
¿Quién defiende tus datos? For the past four years, we have worked with Latin American and Spanish partners to report on which ISPs meet best practices and defend your data when the government comes knocking. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/quien-defiende-tus-datos-four-years-setting-bar-privacy-protections-latin-america
Who should have the final say over what you see online? You. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/eff-urges-congress-not-dismantle-section-230
If you are creating, joining, or administering a Facebook group for a sensitive topic or vulnerable community, there are a few things you should consider to help reduce the risks to yourself and your group members. https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/facebook-groups-reducing-risks
We're teaming up with @ACLU, @OTI, and @CenDemTech to launch http://Reform215.org, where you can call on Congress to end the invasive Call Detail Records program once and for all. https://Reform215.org
Another one bites the dust. Berkeley becomes the most recent city in the United States to ban the government’s use of face recognition. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/victory-berkeley-city-council-unanimously-votes-ban-face-recognition
Housing discrimination could become easier to get away with if @HUDgov’s new proposed rules take effect. Housing providers shouldn’t be allowed to launder discrimination with algorithms. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/tell-hud-algorithms-are-no-excuse-discrimination
We’ve updated our Surveillance Self-Defense guide on reducing risks in Facebook groups to reflect Facebook’s new group privacy settings. https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/facebook-groups-reducing-risks
Brookline, MA: Let the Select Board know it’s time to ban government use of face surveillance technology in your town. https://act.eff.org/action/no-face-surveillance-in-brookline
Critics of CDA 230 are demanding that Big Tech do more automated moderation. But that’s predicated on the idea that the companies are good at it—and they’re really not, with bots or without. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/eff-urges-congress-not-dismantle-section-230
Yes, Big Tech supported FOSTA. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/opinion/section-230-freedom-speech.html
If the CASE Act passes, an obscure board within the U.S. Copyright Office will be able to hand out $30,000 penalties to everyday Internet users. It’s a bad idea that’s ripe for abuse. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/today-tell-congress-not-pass-another-bad-copyright-law
EFF research has found that fiber is far and away the best option to bring broadband to homes and businesses. It's not even close. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/why-fiber-vastly-superior-cable-and-5g
In the past four years, our partners’ ¿Quién Defiende Tus Datos? reports have tracked the big strides Latin American and Spanish ISPs have made in transparency and accountability. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/quien-defiende-tus-datos-four-years-setting-bar-privacy-protections-latin-america
Spokane: Have tech or security questions? Join Electronic Frontier Alliance member @FutureAda tomorrow for their Open Office Hours. https://twitter.com/FutureAda/status/1184491907994607618
For further inspiration, read our full comments: https://www.eff.org/document/eff-comments-hud-proposed-rule-disparate-impact-and-algorithmic-defenses-october-2019
Today’s the LAST DAY to submit comments to @HUDgov on their proposed rule, which would make it much harder to bring a claim against housing providers that use discriminatory algorithms. Have you submitted yours yet? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/tell-hud-algorithms-are-no-excuse-discrimination
Most research on how Cell-Site Simulators (aka IMSI-catchers and Stingrays) snoop on the cellular network is highly technical, and hard to access for non-industry experts. With this plain-language report by EFF and @rival_elf, we're hoping to change that. https://www.eff.org/wp/gotta-catch-em-all-understanding-how-imsi-catchers-exploit-cell-networks
RT @EFF: Integrated Fixed Towers are one of many technologies that are flooding into border communities. Check out EFF's Atlas of Surveilla…
The freedom that Section 230 afforded to Internet startups to choose their own moderation strategies has led to a variety of options for users—some more restrictive and sanitized, some more laissez-faire. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/eff-urges-congress-not-dismantle-section-230
Privacy is a team sport. How many of your friends are using encrypted messaging? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/01/data-privacy-day-play-privacy-team-sport
RT @EFF: Integrated Fixed Towers are one of many technologies that are flooding into border communities. Check out EFF's Atlas of Surveilla…
El 1er Festival Latinoamericano de Lenguas Indígenas en Internet (@FLLii2019) reunirá a tecnólogos, activistas y otras para discutir cómo aprovechar y proteger la expresión indígena en línea. Más información: https://lenguasindigenas.digital
The 1st Latin American Festival of Indigenous Languages on the Internet (@FLLii2019) will bring together technologists, activists, and more to discuss how to leverage and protect indigenous expression online. Learn more: https://lenguasindigenas.digital
Integrated Fixed Towers are one of many technologies that are flooding into border communities. Check out EFF's Atlas of Surveillance project to learn more about drones, automated license plate readers, body-worn cameras, and iris scanning in the Southwest.https://www.eff.org/pages/atlas-surveillance-us-mexico-border-communities
The privacy and civil liberties of Tohono O'odham tribe members are collateral damage in the political push for "border security." https://twitter.com/MTVNEWS/status/1184953317589487616
San Francisco: Join Electronic Frontier Alliance member @noisebridge for their Stupid Hackathon this weekend https://twitter.com/noisebridge/status/1184160884429479936
Why aren't big tech companies doing more to defend #cda230? EFF's @elliotharmon explains in @nytopinion: "They know that changes to the law will sink their smaller competitors." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/opinion/section-230-freedom-speech.html
Jersey City: Join Electronic Frontier Alliance member @defcon201nj tomorrow at 7pm for their meetup and Hacktoberfest https://twitter.com/defcon201nj/status/1183955535995031552
EFF's research into high-speed broadband options shows that fiber-to-the-home systems outperform cable by almost every metric, and the gap is only going to get wider as time goes on. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/why-fiber-vastly-superior-cable-and-5g
It’s now even easier to use Certbot and Let’s Encrypt to set up HTTPS on your website https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/certbots-website-gets-refresh
RT @EFF: When comparing the future capabilities of 5G, cable, and fiber to the home networks, EFF's research has found that it's not even c…
EFF's @evacide is one of Wired's "25 People Racing to Save Us"! Learn more about her work leading EFF's Threat Lab, which fights back against surveillance tech like Cell Site Simulators and stalkerware that are used to target communities and individuals. https://www.wired.com/story/wired25-stories-people-racing-to-save-us/
🎵 Despite all my gall, i'm still just a... https://twitter.com/lawyerpants/status/1184885162317963264
Your info doesn't have to stay on "People finder" and data broker sites—but the options to remove it are imperfect. https://www.tomsguide.com/reference/how-to-opt-out-of-data-broker-and-people-finder-services
RT @RonWyden: Going after Section 230 won't make the internet better, it will only cement big tech's dominance. Congress must hold big tech…
For nearly 30 years, EFF's EFFector newsletter has chronicled the rise of the digital rights movement. Check out our latest issue—and the archives going back all the way to 1990. https://www.eff.org/effector
When comparing the future capabilities of 5G, cable, and fiber to the home networks, EFF's research has found that it's not even close. Fiber is far and away the best option to bring broadband to homes and businesses. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/why-fiber-vastly-superior-cable-and-5g
RT @TheNBR: As the NZ #govt assigns new funds to censor online content, @EFF's @jilliancyork advocates more caution to avoid any unnecessar…
RT @EFF: When we stand up for encryption, we empower users. @Snowden tells @guardian, "End-to-end encryption gives control to individuals…
RT @nytopinion: "Instead of undermining Section 230," writes @elliotharmon, "we should pass comprehensive privacy legislation letting users…
YouTube's settled its lawsuit against a pernicious copyright troll, Christopher Brady. As part of the settlement, Brady has apologized and will pay $25,000. We hope this will deter other DMCA abuses in the future. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/youtubes-new-lawsuit-shows-just-how-far-copyright-trolls-have-go-theyre-stopped
When we stand up for encryption, we empower users. @Snowden tells @guardian, "End-to-end encryption gives control to individuals and the devices they use to send, receive and encrypt communications, not to the companies and carriers that route them." https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/15/encryption-lose-privacy-us-uk-australia-facebook
Victory! Last night, Berkeley’s city council voted unanimously to ban the city government’s use of face recognition technology. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/victory-berkeley-city-council-unanimously-votes-ban-face-recognition
YouTube's settled its lawsuit against a pernicious copyright troll, Christopher Brady. As part of the settlement, Brady has apologized and will pay $25,000. Hopefully, this will deter other DMCA abuses. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/youtubes-new-lawsuit-shows-just-how-far-copyright-trolls-have-go-theyre-stopped
This morning, EFF's @cmcsherr urged Congress not to chip away at the Internet's core legal foundations. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/eff-urges-congress-not-dismantle-section-230
Portland: This month, Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is being joined by fellow Electronic Frontier Alliance member @lucyparsonslabs for a special presentation, Learn About the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) and Record Requests! https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/events/265538005
Brooklyn⁠—Join Electronic Frontier Alliance member, Tech Learning Collective, this Saturday for their workshop, Digital Defenses for the People: Practical Digital Security https://techlearningcollective.com/events/2019/10/workshop-2019-10-19-digital-defenses-for-the-people-practical-digital-security
RT @EFF: Congratulations to the people of Berkeley, CA. You showed up, you wrote in, and your City Council heard you. Berkeley’s City Cou…
 
 
 
 
 
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