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Justice Department Tries to Take Microsoft Email Warrant Fight to Supreme Court

The US Department of Justice is attempting to take its long-running legal battle with Microsoft over access to emails stored on foreign servers to …

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IFTTT’s powerful new initiative connects up with government data streams

Today, all around cool internet thing IFTTT is hooking all kinds of useful public data into its powerful platform. With the launch of its new Data Access Project, IFTTT will add support for a broad selection of government agencies, organizations and research and cultural groups. That includes …

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As a Provider Fought a Secret Surveillance Order, Court Denied It Access to Relevant Law

The U.S. government’s foreign surveillance law is so secretive that not even a service provider challenging an order issued by a secret court got to …

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California may restore broadband privacy rules killed by Congress and Trump

State law could protect customers' browsing history, but FCC rule is still dead.<p>A proposed law in California would require Internet service providers …

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Facebook Accused of ‘Oppression’ for Withholding Gay Pride Feature from Non-Westerners

Facebook has been accused of participating in the oppression of LGBT people by withholding a pro-Gay Pride feature it has introduced in Western …

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Report: In appealing to elites, Malema mixes radicalism with new political savvy

Julius Malema walks into the South African Property Owners Association. It sounds like the beginning of a joke – or the opposite, a story that …

South Africa

N.J. Supreme Court says government can't hide information in electronic databases

Court rebukes town for refusing open records advocate's request for e-mail logs.TRENTON -- New Jersey's Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a lower …

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Supreme Court Says You Can't Ban People From The Internet, No Matter What They've Done

Going all the way back to 2002 (and many times after that), we've talked about courts struggling with whether or not it's okay to ban people from the …

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What to Do If the Laptop Ban Goes Global

Checking your electronics is as risky as it is inconvenient. Here’s how to stay secure.<p><b>Computing on the road</b> may be about to get more complicated, …

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Supreme Court Hints That Trump Can’t Legally Block You on Twitter

Is the president’s Twitter feed a public forum?<p>President Trump has a habit of blocking people he doesn't like on Twitter. Everyone from novelist Stephen King to VoteVets, a progressive group that advocates on behalf of veterans, have been barred from viewing the president's tweets and interacting …

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Here's Why Facebook Says It's Not Rolling Out The Rainbow LGBT Reaction Everywhere

Facebook is limiting the availability of its rainbow reaction, which is meant to celebrate Pride Month, and is offering very little detail as to why. The reaction is currently unavailable in a number of locations, including countries with repressive LGBT policies such as Russia.<p>The rainbow …

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Be Prepared: Summer Security Camp

EFF has just launched the Summer Security Camp, a two-week membership drive that challenges people everywhere to gather ‘round the online rights …

Privacy

Help EFF Track the Progress of AI and Machine Learning

The field of machine learning and artificial intelligence is making rapid progress. Many people are starting to ask what a world with intelligent …

Machine Learning

Supreme Court rules that using social media is a constitutional right

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that a North Carolina law barring convicted sex offenders from using social media was …

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2 Weeks Only: Summer Security Camp!

Please enable JavaScript to use the EFF.org donation form and see member gift options.<p>Alternatively, you can donate directly from your PayPal account …

Security

Restoring Privacy Protections for Californians

Californians now have a chance to reclaim crucial online privacy protections.Earlier this year, Congress narrowly voted to repeal federal privacy …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

New technology is eroding your right to tinker with things you own

Difference EngineNew technology is eroding your right to tinker with things you own<p>The end of ownership in the digital era<p>Science and technology<p>Jun …

Economics

Supreme Court Rejects ‘Dancing Baby’ YouTube Copyright Case

After 10 years, the legal battle over a silly 29-second YouTube video of a baby dancing to a Prince song has hit a dead end, with the Supreme Court …

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Supreme Court Turns Down "Dancing Baby" Copyright Case

The justices decide not to review a dispute triggered when Universal Music ordered the takedown of a YouTube video showing a cute baby dancing to …

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California politics updates: Conservative assemblyman joins governor's race, Pelosi says she's 'worth the trouble'

This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:<p>Orange County Assemblyman Travis Allen announced on Thursday that he'll run for governor in 2018.<br>• House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rebuffed criticisms of her leadership of …

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Trump took away your internet privacy. A California legislator wants to give it back

AT&T, Comcast and other internet service providers can continue to track every search you make and website you visit and sell that information to the …

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Where Are All the FBI’s Files on Dungeons & Dragons?

The trail of evidence—letterhead on a mysterious note describing the plans for the murder— led agents to the headquarters of TSR Hobbies, the company …

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Erosion of ISP Privacy Rules Sparks New Anti-Snooping Efforts

After lawmakers struck down ISP privacy protections earlier this year, new efforts are underway to help consumers win back control of their personal …

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An anonymous tech company fought back against a secret government surveillance order

When faced with an order from the US government to hand over records under a controversial surveillance law, an American tech company fought back in court, according to a previously secret 2014 ruling contained in records that was obtained through lawsuits from the ACLU and Electronic Frontier …

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Government Surveillance: US Company Balked At NSA Data Demand | International Business Times

An internet company based in the United States refused to comply with orders from the U.S. National Security Agency that compelled it to provide data …

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Facebook Will Use Artificial Intelligence to Find Extremist Posts

SAN FRANCISCO — Responding to complaints that not enough is being done to keep extremist content off social media platforms, Facebook said Thursday that it would begin using artificial intelligence to help remove inappropriate content.<p>Artificial intelligence will largely be used in conjunction with …

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When the state is charged with caring for children, it is incumbent on officials to ensure that youth are provided with the tools they need to grow …

Artists Making Merch Should Avoid Copyright Confusion

Photo by vlad_star<p><i>Ars Technica</i> posted an article last month about copyright and tee shirt design that, in my view, jumps past the real story and may …

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Netflix joins growing protest to save net neutrality

Netflix has joined a growing number of tech giants that will be participating in a day of protest aimed at showing the importance of net …

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