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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality—Now What?
For net neutrality advocates, the next phase in this fight has only just begun.
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.
We Asked 6 Privacy and Legal Experts About Apple’s New Face ID
Here’s an answer to every question you have about Apple’s latest innovation.
State of Surveillance
ACLU and EFF Sue Trump Administration Over Cell Phone Searches at the Border
10 US citizens who have had their electronic devices searched are suing the Department of Homeland Security.
Supreme Court Hints That Trump Can’t Legally Block You on Twitter
Is the president’s Twitter feed a public forum?
humans of the year
The EFF’s Eva Galperin Keeps Activists Safe Online
The director of cybersecurity wants activists to remember to celebrate their wins.
Leaving the Nest
Smart Meter Data Is 'Intimate' and Deserves Privacy, Activists Argue
The EFF and Privacy International claim that when collected in aggregate, smart meter data can show when a person wakes up, goes to work, and clocks-out for the night.