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There's a dangerous mismatch between the needs of Slack's target audience and the needs of the important, often targeted community groups and activists who are also using it.
eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/revo source: twitter.com/eff/status/9665108

"There are choices that we need to make now, and our report is a call to action for governments, institutions and individuals across the globe," says one of the 26 co-authors of the new report on forecasting, preventing, and mitigating malicious AI. bbc.com/news/technology-431275 source: twitter.com/eff/status/9664782

RT @EFF: In its encryption report, we wish the National Academy of Sciences had given as much weight to the benefits of encryption as they… source: twitter.com/eff/status/9664562

Many tools and technologies we love were created by upstarts who found ways to use existing tech and products to build new businesses—from cable TV to @Netflix to @iTunes.

But today, these former disruptors use DRM and DMCA 1201 to stop future disruptors. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/when source: twitter.com/eff/status/9664416

“Use Tor Browser.” “Use HTTPS.” “Use a VPN.”

Learners may be confused about how these tools are used and when they should use them. We wrote an overview in the Security Education Companion for connecting these ideas together.

sec.eff.org/articles/web-brows source: twitter.com/eff/status/9664352

Wired reports that the Signal Foundation has received a huge donation from WhatsApp's co-founder, who wants to focus on "transparent, open-source development and uncompromising data protection"
wired.com/story/signal-foundat source: twitter.com/eff/status/9664123

Surveillance procedures for the NSA should be unclassified and require records for all database searches made by the NSA, FBI, and CIA. These are just two ways to increase transparency oversight within Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. t.co/HOESCcltUJ source: twitter.com/eff/status/9663872

If it sounds weird that every three years you have to ask the Copyright Office for permission to use your property, strap in. It gets weirder. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/did- source: twitter.com/eff/status/9663871

The latest Google Chrome update includes ad filters, but doesn’t address the larger problem of tracking and privacy violations on the web.

nytimes.com/2018/02/18/busines source: twitter.com/eff/status/9663757

Society must prepare for bad actors misusing artificial intelligence.
26 authors from 14 institutions, including EFF, have worked for over a year on how to forecast, prevent, and mitigate malicious AI.
eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/mali source: twitter.com/eff/status/9663620

As their role in identity validation has increased, lack of due process and little or no access to customer service give social networks increasing power with little oversight nytimes.com/2018/02/20/technol source: twitter.com/eff/status/9663543

Over the past year, @FHIOxford, @CSERCambridge, @OpenAI, EFF, and several other institutions worked to consider how malicious actors could misuse AI technology, and potential ways we can prevent and mitigate these threats. Here's the final report. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/mali source: twitter.com/eff/status/9661540

Every 3 years the public can complain to the Copyright Office about how DMCA 1201 gets in the way of legitimate uses of our devices, from cars to tractors—essentially forcing us to ask permission to use our own property.
That's not even the weirdest part. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/did- source: twitter.com/eff/status/9661264

RT @EFF: Many of the people using Slack for political organizing and activism are not fully aware of how Slack falls short in serving their… source: twitter.com/eff/status/9661201

RT @EFF: Vermont is now the 5th state to promote through an executive order—and there are 26 states with legislation that wo… source: twitter.com/eff/status/9660854

RT @JakeLaperruque: 🚨ALARM BELL🚨 in the amazing @EFF report on facial recognition: FBI facial recognition searches (conducted without any… source: twitter.com/eff/status/9660703

The answer to disinformation online, says EFF chief computer scientist Peter Eckersley, "can’t be censorship; it should instead be better user interfaces for labeling, analyzing and ranking the veracity of news and the manipulativeness of arguments." washingtonpost.com/business/te source: twitter.com/eff/status/9660675

RT @EFF: Have you ever embedded someone else's tweet on your website? A judge just said that you could be liable for copyright infringement… source: twitter.com/eff/status/9660649

Thanks to @TheEconomist for their tribute to John Perry Barlow, EFF's co-founder and "the first internet activist"
economist.com/blogs/prospero/2 source: twitter.com/eff/status/9660534