EFF

tech-power

AT&T Says Customers Can’t Sue the Company for Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters

Due to the contract fine print, AT&T says customers must instead deal with the company privately rather than in court.
Joseph Cox
4 days ago
SURVEILLANCE

This Interactive Map Tracks Our Growing Surveillance State

A new database showcases which areas are investing heavily in surveillance technology, though data remains scarce on how that data is used or abused.
Karl Bode
9.11.19
security

Bernie Sanders Says DMVs Should Stop Profiting From Drivers’ Personal Data

The comments follow Motherboard’s investigation into how DMVs are selling drivers’ data.
Joseph Cox
9.9.19
security

Experts Say Law Should Change to Stop DMVs From Selling Your Personal Data

Motherboard found that DMVs across the country are selling personal data likely without drivers’ knowledge, including to private investigators.
Joseph Cox
9.9.19
tech-power

As Authoritarian Governments Surveil the Internet, Open Source Projects Decide How to Respond

Kazakhstan is telling citizens to download a cryptographic certificate, letting authorities monitor their traffic. Mozilla and Wikimedia are discussing how to respond from afar.
Joseph Cox
7.23.19
tech-power

EFF Hits AT&T With Class Action Lawsuit for Selling Customers’ Location to Bounty Hunters

The lawsuit, which comes after multiple Motherboard investigations into phone location data selling, is seeking an injunction against AT&T which would try to enforce the deletion of any sold data.
Joseph Cox
7.16.19
Facebook

86 Organizations Demand Zuckerberg to Improve Takedown Appeals

Facebook is heeding criticism for its content takedown and account deactivation appeals process, which was initiated alongside the company’s expanding content moderation practices.
Caroline Haskins
11.15.18
privacy

How a Horrible Invasion of Inmates’ Privacy Led to This Ridiculous Photo

In an unusual response to concerns raised by a nonprofit, the researchers decided to model themselves.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.21.18
CLOUD Act

Congress Enacts Garbage Surveillance Legislation By Attaching it to Must-Pass Budget Bill

The CLOUD Act is highly unpopular, but it passed, because Congress is dysfunctional.
Jason Koebler
3.23.18
Internet Insecurity

Lebanese Government Hackers Hit Thousands of Victims With Incredibly Simple Campaign

Security researchers uncover several years-long espionage and hacking campaigns, pinpointing them to a specific building in Beirut, Lebanon.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.18.18
net neutrality

The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality—Now What?

For net neutrality advocates, the next phase in this fight has only just begun.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.14.17
SESTA

Major Tech Companies Have Stopped Fighting an Internet Sex Trafficking Bill

SESTA brings the clash between censorship and accountability online to the forefront of US politics.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.9.17
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