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.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/revolution-and-slack source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966510858904862720
"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. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43127533 source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966478290423709696
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. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/when-copyright-office-meets-future-doesnt-get-seat-table source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966441653270491136
RT @EFF: Facebook's "VPN" app takes the "Private" out of Virtual Private Network https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-onavo-protect-vpn-privacy/ source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966441017627979777
“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.
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"
https://www.wired.com/story/signal-foundation-whatsapp-brian-acton/ source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966412336381612035
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. https://t.co/HOESCcltUJ source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966387231358201856
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. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/did-congress-really-expect-us-whittle-our-own-personal-jailbreaking-tools source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966387133198954496
The latest Google Chrome update includes ad filters, but doesn’t address the larger problem of tracking and privacy violations on the web.
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.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/malicious-use-artificial-intelligence-forecasting-prevention-and-mitigation source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966362051806347264
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 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/technology/social-media-impostor-accounts.html source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966354362468462593
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. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/malicious-use-artificial-intelligence-forecasting-prevention-and-mitigation source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966154003628224513
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. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/did-congress-really-expect-us-whittle-our-own-personal-jailbreaking-tools source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966126431200714752
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." https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/indictment-shows-how-russians-conspired-to-disrupt-us-politics--but-not-how-to-stop-them-next-time/2018/02/16/b56b08a2-1355-11e8-8ea1-c1d91fcec3fe_story.html?utm_term=.14743db42fe0 source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966067558083321856
Thanks to @TheEconomist for their tribute to John Perry Barlow, EFF's co-founder and "the first internet activist"
https://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2018/02/music-never-stopped source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966053418946015233