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Will technology make war less dangerous for innocent civilians? Can we find humor at the current intersection of tech and politics? Join Electronic Frontier Alliance member @EthicsInTech at the @internetarchive on June 21 to find out. https://twitter.com/EthicsInTech/status/1139307448353710080
Can we really trust Customs and Border Protection with our text messages and phone camera rolls? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/congress-should-pass-protecting-data-border-act
Public safety requires trust between police and residents. Organizers across the country, including Electronic Frontier Alliance member @PrivacyWatchSTL in St. Louis, are working hard to assure their neighbors are informed and have their voices heard. https://www.cnet.com/news/these-laws-make-police-get-public-buy-in-on-surveillance-tools/
New York: Tell your lawmakers to support two right to repair bills that would make repair of phones, tablets and other digital electronic equipment easier and more accessible for New York residents. https://act.eff.org/action/new-yorkers-demand-your-right-to-repair-ebf1e186-a3b0-4329-b6a1-a203fe235085
Regulatory backlash against cryptocurrency is increasingly tied to overbroad proposals that would censor the publication of open-source software and stifle discussion of cryptocurrency's risks and benefits. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/eff-and-open-rights-group-defend-right-publish-open-source-software-uk-government
When your posts get taken down or your accounts get suspended, who will have your back—and who will leave you in the dark? https://www.eff.org/wp/who-has-your-back-2019
SF: Join us on June 18 at the @internetarchive for a celebration of the new book by veteran technology reporter, Joseph Menn, "Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World." This event is free and open to the public. https://www.eff.org/event/cult-dead-cow-book-event-internet-archive
RT @marozzi_m: Trying to stay secure online can be overwhelming... so I am happy I found out about @EFF's "Surveillance Self Defence" guide…
RT @ABridgesAuthor: Thanks to @EFF @twadhwa @wadhwa @blakejharrisNYC @mozilla for their thoughts/assistance on this piece. https://t.co/q2E…
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Our electronic devices increasingly reveal private and sensitive things about us. You shouldn’t have to reveal any of it to border officers to come back into the United States. The Protecting Data at the Border Bill would secure our privacy. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/congress-should-pass-protecting-data-border-act
What responsibilities do the platforms that directly host our speech have to protect—or take down—content when the government comes knocking? The first step toward answering that question is transparency. https://www.eff.org/who-has-your-back-2019
A good weekend project: Create strong, unique passphrases for your online accounts. https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/creating-strong-passwords
RT @EFF: University researchers: don't do this. https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2019/06/duke-university-facial-recognition-data-set-study-surveillance-video-students-china-uyghur
Improve the world. Protect civil liberties. Be a superhero. https://www.eff.org/about/opportunities
Read more about Ahmed's work: https://twitter.com/EFF/status/1035405025789374465
We are glad to see members of the U.S. Senate push the United Arab Emirates for more information on Ahmed Mansoor, who has been imprisoned there for over two years for protesting Internet censorship, surveillance and oppression. https://twitter.com/SenatorDurbin/status/1138556532663234560
有許多熱門的主題,包含 “參加示威” https://ocftw.github.io/ssd.eff.org/zh_TW/module/attending-protests-international.html
我們也有很多其他語言的版本,請見 https://ssd.eff.org/en/other-translations
你知道我們的朋友 @OcfTaiwan 已經將監控自我防禦教材翻譯成中文嗎?到這裡學習更安全使用網路的技巧、工具、教學! https://ocftw.github.io/ssd.eff.org/zh_TW/
For many other languages, visit https://ssd.eff.org/en/other-translations
Many of the most popular guides, including "Attending Protests," are available! https://ocftw.github.io/ssd.eff.org/zh_TW/module/attending-protests-international.html
Did you know our friends @OcfTaiwan translated our Surveillance Self-Defense guides into traditional Chinese? Take a look here for tips, tools, and how-to's for safer online communication ! https://ocftw.github.io/ssd.eff.org/zh_TW/
Our civil liberties are at risk from law enforcement's unregulated and unchecked use of face recognition. Learn more in our report, "Face Off." https://www.eff.org/faceoff
And yesterday, EFF, @ACLU, and @Riana_Crypto asked a federal appellate court to give the public access to a court order rejecting a secret government attempt to compromise the security of Facebook Messenger's voice calling: service https://www.eff.org/press/releases/details-justice-departments-efforts-break-encryption-facebook-messenger-must-be-made
The deck is stacked against privacy in surveillance cases, writes an experienced federal magistrate judge. We need the courts and Congress to correct the imbalance. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/opinion/privacy-law-enforcment-congress.html
"If Congress won't write laws for this century's technology, courts must craft rules that ensure a fair and orderly review of new investigative methods." We couldn't agree more. It's why we've been fighting for transparency surrounding these court orders. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/victory-federal-court-seattle-will-begin-disclosing-surveillance-records
If you are leaving the U.S. for a trip this summer, take precautions before you travel. https://the-parallax.com/2019/06/12/what-to-do-customs-social-media
RT @bensheffner: It's not every day that @mpaa, @EFF, @publicknowledge, Best Picture winner @byblye, a slew of IP law professors & lots of…
Every American has a right to know about rules governing who can access their private conversations. https://www.eff.org/press/releases/details-justice-departments-efforts-break-encryption-facebook-messenger-must-be-made
University researchers: don't do this. https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2019/06/duke-university-facial-recognition-data-set-study-surveillance-video-students-china-uyghur
RT @techdirt: If You Think The Reason Internet Companies Snarf Up Your Data Is Because Their Services Are Free, Allow Me To Introduce You T…
RT @ayhcheung: cc @EFF @doctorow https://twitter.com/joshrogin/status/1139180563452051457
In the wake of the June 4th anniversary and demonstrations in Hong Kong, the Chinese government has tightened its blockade of websites in and outside the country: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-censorship/china-launches-new-internet-cleanup-campaign-more-websites-blocked-idUSKCN1TD1FG
Interested in the early days of hacking culture? Join us on June 18 at the @internetarchive for a book reading and panel discussion about (and with!) some of the original hacking supergroup, the Cult of the Dead Cow. https://www.eff.org/event/cult-dead-cow-book-event-internet-archive
Russia tightens its firewall, with a crackdown against VPNs that bypass its state censorship: https://gizmodo.com/russia-plans-to-block-major-vpns-as-next-step-in-closin-1835326332
The Senate is considering a draft bill that would wipe out the Alice decision and open the door to patent trolls. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/it-should-be-clear-now-messing-patent-laws-section-101-bad-idea
Apple's new 'Single Sign-On' feature "protects you from all sorts of scary third parties, but does not necessarily protect you from the company offering it — in this case, Apple," says EFF's Gennie Gebhart https://time.com/5604295/sign-in-with-apple/
RT @EFF: When your posts get taken down or your accounts get suspended, who will have your back—and who will leave you in the dark? Today…
RT @jilliancyork: Right now! Amilcar room! @EFF I’d launching our Who Has Your Back report and answering questions about holding companies…
How easy is it for a third party to identify your browser? Find out with Panopticlick. https://panopticlick.eff.org/
Traveling internationally this summer? Consider this advice from EFF's @scopesetic: "minimize the data on your device, and strongly encrypt the data still on your device." More from @TheParallax: https://the-parallax.com/2019/06/12/what-to-do-customs-social-media/
In Hong Kong, part of the pre-demonstration precautions involve using cash to buy your transit ticket. https://twitter.com/maryhui/status/1138675837165641733
Read our advice for staying safe in demonstrations in the U.S. and elsewhere https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/attending-protest
If you think the reason Internet companies voraciously snarf up your data is because their services are free, allow @techdirt to introduce you to the telcos: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190609/00461242361/if-you-think-reason-internet-companies-snarf-up-your-data-is-because-their-services-are-free-allow-me-to-introduce-you-to-telcos.shtml
If you think the reason Internet companies voraciously snarf up your data is because their services are free, allow @techdirt to introduce you to the telcos: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190609/00461242361/if-you-think-reason-internet-companies-snarf-up-your-data-is-because-their-services-are-free-allow-me-to-introduce-you-to-telcos.shtml
RT @accessnow: 📢URGENT: #IAmTheSudanRevolution: There’s a direct link between internet shutdowns and #humanrights violations in #Sudan! New…
Data portability is important, but it is no substitute for the ability to have ongoing access to a service that you're in the process of migrating away from. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/adversarial-interoperability-reviving-elegant-weapon-more-civilized-age-slay
If you’re at #RightsCon, join us in Amilcar at 5:15pm for the launch of this year’s Who Has Your Back? Censorship Edition report. https://rightscon2019.sched.com/event/Qdyu
Report authors @jilliancyork and @kurtopsahl will talk about which companies scored well, which lagged behind, and the work we still have to do to push for better content moderation policies across the industry.
Cities can benefit from accessing data about shared mobility devices, but should not be allowed to force operators to turn over sensitive rider information. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/five-california-cities-are-trying-kill-important-location-privacy-bill
Of the 16 companies we assess, twelve publicly endorse the Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation, indicating increasing industry buy-in to important standards of transparency, notice, and appeals. https://santaclaraprinciples.org/
One example: while we applaud the 11 companies that allow users to appeal takedowns and account suspensions, notice is still a missing piece for many. How can you appeal a takedown if the company doesn't tell you what it took down and why? This is a major challenge for users.
We’re also happy to see several companies improving their scores since our inaugural Who Has Your Back? Censorship Edition report last year, including Pinterest, Snap, and Facebook. But there is still much more work to do
First, the high scores. Only @reddit earned stars in every category, and @Apple and @github earned stars in five out of six categories. If they can achieve this level of transparency and accountability, it’s reasonable to expect other companies to also meet that standard.
RT @_w0bb1t_: EFF (@EFF ) to U.N. (@UN): "@olabini’s case—and the other examples we’ve given—present clear evidence for why we must treat #…
RT @EFF: The inability of authorities and contractors to adequately safeguard sensitive information is just one reason why they shouldn't b…
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