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Human mobility patterns are highly unique, EFF's Jamie Williams tells Motherboard. "We're concerned that LADOT is moving forward on collecting data [from scooter companies] despite not having answers ready regarding its plans for protecting it." https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw8j5x/scooter-companies-location-data-los-angeles-uber-lyft-bird-lime-permits
The EU will vote on the #CopyrightDirective during the March 25 week session, likely on March 27. That leaves you with only a few days to contact your MEP to insist that they vote against it. https://saveyourinternet.eu
In just two days, on March 23, there will be EU-wide demonstrations against the #CopyrightDirective. Will you be there? https://www.savetheinternet.info/demos
The sites that are shutting down today in protest are, without question, sites that are home to European creators: the very people that #Article13 and #Article11 adherents claim to be protecting. If you'd like to join in, visit https://www.blackout21.eu
#Article13 is a fundamental reworking of how copyright works online, and the Internet’s founders agree: lawmakers should reject this proposal, which would require Internet platforms to install copyright filters that will surveil and censor their users. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/internet-luminaries-ring-alarm-eu-copyright-filtering-proposal
Under #Article11, the #LinkTax, text that contains more than a "snippet" from an article must be licensed and paid by whoever quotes the text—meaning countries could make laws that pass using as little as three words from a news story. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/european-copyright-directive-what-it-and-why-has-it-drawn-more-controversy-any
The #CopyrightDirective poses a dire threat to the future of the free, fair and open Internet. Sites are protesting in part because, as @Wikimedia says, this Directive makes the simplest basic actions of those Internet users—sharing and linking—suspect. https://wikimediafoundation.org/2019/02/28/we-do-not-support-the-eu-copyright-directive-in-its-current-form-heres-why-you-shouldnt-either/
Today, tens of thousands of visitors to sites across Europe will see them entirely blacked out in protest of the EU's #CopyrightDirective for #Blackout21. Here's why: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/best-europes-web-went-dark-today-we-cant-let-be-our-future
The final vote is coming the week of March 25! That leaves us with just days to get the message to MEPs: vote against the Copyright Directive. Europeans will black out their online presences on March 21! #Blackout21 https://www.blackout21.eu/en/index.html
With a week (or less!) until the final EU vote on the #CopyrightDirective, 130 European businesses call on the Parliament to reject it and save Europe's Internet from online surveillance by US Big Tech https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/more-130-european-businesses-tell-european-parliament-reject-copyrightdirective
On March 23rd, we take to the streets, with demonstrations across the EU: https://www.savetheinternet.info/demos
RT @matt_Cagle: Last year, license plate reader company Vigilant Solutions attacked @EFF for reporting that ICE could access driver info co…
RT @matt_Cagle: Last year, license plate reader company Vigilant Solutions attacked @EFF for reporting that ICE could access driver info co…
RT @EFF: Spyware doesn’t belong on your phone. #FixItAlready https://fixitalready.eff.org/verizon
Facial recognition technology is mistake-prone, but it could soon mess with your everyday life: https://www.cnet.com/news/with-facial-recognition-shoplifting-may-get-you-banned-in-places-youve-never-been/
“Location information, especially aggregated over time, is extremely sensitive. Human mobility patterns are highly unique, so this data can be used to determine the identity of real people," says EFF's Jamie Williams. @LADOTofficial needs to safeguard it. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw8j5x/scooter-companies-location-data-los-angeles-uber-lyft-bird-lime-permits
We urge the California legislature and the state auditor to investigate Vigilant Solutions and its government clients to find out the truth about how our data is shared with ICE and other agencies. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/heres-why-you-cant-trust-what-cops-and-companies-claim-about-automated-license
Brooklyn! Your neighbors in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, @CypurrNYC, will be celebrating victories in their local campaigns on March 23 and invite you to join the celebration. https://www.facebook.com/events/257178121857281/
German @Wikipedia will go dark on March 21, and large swathes of the net will follow suit, as a dire, urgent warning over the #CopyrightDirective, just days ahead of the final vote https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190318/23065441820/internet-blackout-coming-to-show-eu-parliament-not-just-bots-conc erned-about-article-13.shtml
With a week (or less!) until the final EU vote on the #CopyrightDirective, 130 European businesses call on the Parliament to reject it and save Europe's Internet from mass surveillance by US Big Tech https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/more-130-european-businesses-tell-european-parliament-reject-copyrightdirective
Smart home device makers should be using encryption and adopting better security practices to protect their customers from digital thieves, EFF's Bennett Cyphers tells @wirecutter: https://thewirecutter.com/blog/how-to-protect-your-smart-home-from-hackers/
Fresno! @RootAccessCA, a local hacker space in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, is hosting a Makers Day on Sunday, 4/7 https://twitter.com/RootAccessCA/statuses/1106724932975656960
How much longer do we have to wait for this change, Slack? #FixItAlready https://fixitalready.eff.org/slack
RT @EFF: The EU's #CopyrightDirective is confusing, but it's also been deliberately obfuscated. Our 2-minute explainer sets the record stra…
Along with @GulfCentre4HR, @pressfreedom, @Amnesty, @hrw, Reporters Without Borders, and others, we call for her immediate and unconditional release. https://www.eff.org/offline/eman-al-nafjan
Congratulations to Eman Al-Nafjan, Saudi Arabian professor, blogger, activist, and a key figure in the movement to end the decades-old women driving ban, on winning the 2019 PEN/Barbey #FreedomToWrite Award, just days before her trial. https://twitter.com/PENamerican/statuses/1106208085318742017
Is it any wonder that Europeans are planning mass protests for March 23? https://www.savetheinternet.info/demos
Yet, @IFPI_org's actual stats show things are going quite well:
To hear Axel Voss and other supporters talk about it, the recording industry is in a death spiral without #Article13 https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190317/01022441808/as-recording-industry-announces-massive-growth-why-do-we-need-article-13-again.shtml
The EU's #CopyrightDirective is confusing, but it's also been deliberately obfuscated. Our 2-minute explainer sets the record straight https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/european-copyright-directive-what-it-and-why-has-it-drawn-more-controversy-any
RT @cypurrnyc: #FixIT from @EFF ! Check out their suggestions on what companies need to do to keep our info safe! https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/02/announcing-fix-it-already
RT @matt_Cagle: Last year, license plate reader company Vigilant Solutions attacked @EFF for reporting that ICE could access driver info co…
An Electronic Frontier Alliance group in Central Florida, @HackUCF, invites local allies to a discussion on digital security careers on March 22. https://twitter.com/HackUCF/statuses/1108050204597669890
In the interest of removing corporate marketing from the student experience, allies invite you to participate in this remote educational technology edit-a-thon on April 3. https://twitter.com/fsf/statuses/1107657601729335296
Over 50 years ago in Abernathy v Sullivan, SCOTUS saw the need to sharply limit defamation suits by public officials, and pushed back against the use of libel actions to punish political criticism. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/inextricable-link-between-modern-free-speech-law-and-civil-rights-movement
RT @mediajustice: Data used for #PredictivePolicing always produces racist outcomes because it's a reflection of who has historically been…
RT @justice_sisters: Read about your rights, laws, how to protect yourself online etc. https://ssd.eff.org/en Gender equality for all ✊🏽…
Read EFF's comments to @AGBecerra on the California Consumer Privacy Act. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/eff-submits-consumer-data-privacy-comment-california-attorney-general
RT @EFF: Anonymous speakers can't be unmasked without good cause, and based on this complaint we doubt @RepDevinNunes can succeed in meetin…
RT @DuckDuckGo: We support @BuffyWicks's "Privacy for All" amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which strengthens it by…
RT @EFF: Under #Article13, "Independent creators will be stuck behind three gatekeepers: the platforms, the collecting societies and the fi…
The First Amendment protects our ability to criticize, parody and mock public officials. It also protects anonymous speech, a time-honored and essential way of speaking out and expressing opinion — a "shield against the tyranny of the majority." https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/03/19/this-was-an-orchestrated-effort-devin-nunes-sues-twitter-individual-accounts-defamation/
Anonymous speakers can't be unmasked without good cause, and based on this complaint we doubt @RepDevinNunes can succeed in meeting that test. Instead, the lawsuit appears designed to intimidate or silence his critics.
Let’s defend privacy together: Our Security Education Companion resources are licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY), which means you can and should share and republish. https://sec.eff.org/topics
RT @EFF: New documents show ICE accessed data from automated license plate readers at Orange County shopping malls, despite companies' publ…
RT @drstran15255995: @pbeyssac @Senficon @glynmoody @doctorow @EFF @reesmarc @Pyb75 @CreateRefresh @RonanHardouin @FixIt_EU https://t.co/ft…
The #CopyrightDirective is the most controversial Directive in EU history, and it's complicated. Our 2-minute(ish) explainer lays it all out. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/european-copyright-directive-what-it-and-why-has-it-drawn-more-controversy-any
Under #Article13, "Independent creators will be stuck behind three gatekeepers: the platforms, the collecting societies and the filtering companies," writes Joe MacNamee from @edri https://thehmm.nl/is-article-13-really-the-end-of-the-open-internet/
This is why Europeans are taking to the streets on March 23 #SaveYourInternet https://www.savetheinternet.info/demos
"The creator’s freedom and negotiating power will decline"
New documents show ICE accessed data from automated license plate readers at Orange County shopping malls, despite companies' public denials last summer. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/heres-why-you-cant-trust-what-cops-and-companies-claim-about-automated-license
RosKomSvoboda's Digital Defence campaign aims to uphold freedom of expression in Russia by calling for public debate over new draft laws that would severely restrict digital rights. Read more from @Article19: https://www.article19.org/resources/russia-new-campaign-to-uphold-digital-rights-in-russia-against-repressive-restrictions-online/
Tell us: Why don't you trust Apple with a key to your iCloud data? #FixItAlready https://fixitalready.eff.org/apple
RT @drstran15255995: @pbeyssac @Senficon @glynmoody @doctorow @EFF @reesmarc @Pyb75 @CreateRefresh @RonanHardouin @FixIt_EU #stopACTA2 #Sav…
RT @EFF: We've only got days to go before the final vote on the #CopyrightDirective and we're still hearing assurances from its apologists…
The privacy issues with electronic monitoring can reverberate throughout an entire community, says EFF's Stephanie Lacambra on the News Beat podcast: https://www.usnewsbeat.com/2019/03/14/ecarceration-digital-prisons-future/
Join @fsf, a non-profit group in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, for #LibrePlanet 2019 in Cambridge MA this weekend, March 23-24 https://twitter.com/fsf/statuses/1106578878099869696
EFF joins call for Congress to investigate NSA spying: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/civil-liberties-groups-urge-judiciary-committee-to-press-nsa-on-s urveillance-programs/2019/03/18/fe883a56-491d-11e9-93d0-64dbcf38ba41_story.html
RT @EFF: Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would significantly weaken important free speech protections for its residents. https:…
 
 
 
 
 
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