CNET has some tools to make your privacy safer (Hint: Privacy Badger and Panopticlick are a great place to start) https://www.cnet.com/news/it-takes-some-work-to-keep-your-data-private-online-here-are-some-apps-to-help/ source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999721442655784960
Whether or not you're in Europe, you're probably still getting a lot of emails because of a new European data privacy law. That's because there's only one day left for compliance, and companies are scrambling. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/why-am-i-getting-all-these-terms-service-update-emails source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999714005064138752
We're hiring! Learn more about why EFF is a great place to work, from terrific benefits including housing and student loan reimbursement to a commitment to diversity—and we're changing the world through impact litigation, technology, and activism. https://www.eff.org/pages/working-at-eff source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999700984623382529
The Defense Department often transfers military surveillance tech to local police departments. California's A.B. 3131 would ensure the public and elected officials have a say whether this tech is used in communities. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/california-bill-would-allow-elected-officials-regulate-and-veto-police-use source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999694804018642944
We're suing the U.S. government to invalidate DMCA 1201. But for now, here's some science fiction about the dystopia that DRM creates by locking up video, from 2017 Hugo and Nebula Award nominee @mightymur.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/eff-presents-mur-laffertys-science-fiction-story-about-our-fair-use-petition source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999503254353465344
A judge has ruled that viewpoint-based exclusion by the president on Twitter is “impermissible under the First Amendment.”
In other words—the president can't block people just because he dislikes their view without violating their free speech rights. https://www.eff.org/press/releases/victory-first-amendment-court-rules-government-officials-who-tweet-public-cant-block source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999481360946548737
.@TheJusticeDept may disagree with today's ruling, but EFF Civil Liberties Director, @DavidGreene, sees it as a warning to other elected officials who block constituents on social media: "I hope they take it as a message that you have to stop doing this." https://www.wired.com/story/donald-trump-blocking-on-twitter-unconstitutional/ source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999461227339264000
Congratulations, Facebook—your online dating patent is a perfect match for our Stupid Patent of the Month award. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/stupid-patent-month-facebook-joins-arms-race-social-dating-patent source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999454311062036480
Amazon should not be in the business of providing surveillance systems like Rekognition to the government.
41 civil liberties and civil rights organizations, including @ACLU, @hrw, @ColorOfChange, @FreedomofPress, and @EFF https://www.wired.com/story/few-rules-govern-police-use-of-facial-recognition-technology/ source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999443564605001728
Today's ruling in the @knightcolumbia First Amendment suit is a good start.
We have also filed suit against Texas A&M, which won’t publish any post on its open Facebook page that contains "PETA" or at least 11 other words, including “lab,” and “testing.” https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-sues-texas-am-university-violating-petas-free-speech-rights-blocking-group-its source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999436313156665344
Right now you can help EFF receive a portion of a $150,000+ donation pool without even opening your wallet. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/vote-eff-credos-may-donations source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999429969854910464
Today, a court ruled that the president violates users’ First Amendment rights when he blocks them on Twitter because he dislikes their views.
Here's why—and why this is so important for free speech online. https://mobile.twitter.com/EFF/status/999415177660350464/photo/1 source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999415177660350464
The CLASSICS Act is an overly complex and harmful approach to pre-1972 recordings. Tell the Senate to reject it. https://act.eff.org/action/stop-another-expansion-of-copyright-tell-the-senate-to-vote-no-on-s-2823 source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999386102359252992
The FBI said they couldn't get into 7,800 phones in 2017.
Turns out, it's only 1,200 phones https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/fbi-admits-it-inflated-number-supposedly-unhackable-devices source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999356265955405824
When @realDonaldTrump blocks Twitter users based on their political speech it "constitutes viewpoint discrimination that violates the First Amendment," a court has ruled. https://mobile.twitter.com/knightcolumbia/status/999332006453497858 source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/999342826415575040