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  2. 47 U.S.C. § 230, a Provision of the Communication Decency Act Tucked inside the Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996 is one of the most valuable tools for protecting freedom of expression and innovation on the Internet: Section 230. This comes somewhat as a surprise, since the original purpose of the legislation was to restrict free speech on the Internet. The Internet community as a ...

  3. Electronic Frontier Foundation - Wikipedia

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    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an international non-profit digital rights group based in San Francisco, California. The foundation was formed on 10 July 1990 by John Gilmore , John Perry Barlow and Mitch Kapor to promote Internet civil liberties .

  4. EFF's 2021 Annual Report is out now! Enjoy highlights of our work during the calendar year, along with a financial report covering our fiscal year of July 2020 - June 2021.

  5. Privacy | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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    SAN FRANCISCO—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Tuesday published scores of new photos of surveillance technology recently deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border, depicting a digital dragnet that threatens civil liberties and human rights.“The rapid expansion of digital surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border doesn’t just ...

  6. The US government, with assistance from major telecommunications carriers including AT&T, has engaged in massive, illegal dragnet surveillance of the domestic communications and communications records of millions of ordinary Americans since at least 2001. Since this was first reported on by the press and discovered by the public in late 2005, EFF has been at the forefront of the effort to stop ...

  7. Inside Fog Data Science, the Secretive Company Selling Mass ...

    www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/08/inside-fog-data...

    SAN FRANCISCO–Millions of Americans’ everyday movements can be traced by police with the click of a mouse and possibly without a warrant, thanks to a data broker that’s selling phone geolocation data to state and local law enforcement, an Electronic Frontier Foundation investigation has found. The investigation, conducted...

  8. Google Says It Doesn’t 'Sell' Your Data. Here’s How the ...

    www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/google-says-it...

    "Google will never sell any personal information to third parties; and you get to decide how your information is used." - Sundar Pichai Sound familiar? Although big tech companies like Google keep the lights on by harvesting and monetizing your personal data, they can be quick to mince words and deny the strawman scenario of exchanging hard drives full of your data for a suitcase of money. Now ...

  9. Do Not Track | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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    Do Not Track (DNT) is a way to keep users’ online behavior from being followed across the Internet by behavioral advertisers, analytics companies, and social media sites. It combines both technology (a way to let users signal whether they want to be tracked) as well as a policy framework for how companies should respond to that signal. Tracking Users: From Cookies to Device Fingerprinting ...

  10. Six Tips to Protect Your Search Privacy | Electronic Frontier ...

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    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has developed the following search privacy tips. They range from straightforward steps that offer a little protection to more complicated measures that offer near-complete safety.

  11. HTTPS Everywhere is produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site.