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Jul 4, 2018 13 tweets 5 min read
This Fourth of July, we remember that the fight for liberty is far from over, and we're proud to be one of many organizations working to defend your rights. Here's what EFF is doing right now to defend freedom in the digital world. #4thOfJuly2018 /1
EFF helped win a major victory for digital rights when the Supreme Court agreed with—and cited—our brief in Carpenter v U.S., ruling that police should get a warrant before accessing cell phone location information /2 eff.org/deeplinks/2018…
EFF filed suit to stop FOSTA, the latest attempt at Internet censorship. While well intentioned, FOSTA is "written so poorly that it...criminalizes a substantial amount of protected speech &...hinders efforts to prosecute sex traffickers & aid victims." /3 eff.org/deeplinks/2018…
EFF is teaching travelers about their rights at the U.S. border and helping them safeguard their digital data from invasive searches by Customs and Border Protection. /4 eff.org/wp/digital-pri…
EFF filed a lawsuit to protect travelers' constitutional rights at the U.S. border and stop border agents from searching and confiscating electronic devices without a warrant. /5 eff.org/deeplinks/2018…
EFF defends your right to access the Internet free from throttling, blocking, and other forms of insidious control by telecom giants, by standing up for #NetNeutrality. /6 eff.org/deeplinks/2018…
EFF is shining a light on the powerful surveillance technologies used by local law enforcement. /7 eff.org/sls
EFF has developed tools and resources to help you learn surveillance self-defense—so you can have safer digital communications. /8 ssd.eff.org
EFF is helping teach and train others to defend themselves with our Security Education Companion. /9 sec.eff.org
EFF partners with grassroots groups across the U.S. to make new tools, share skills, and spread information about digital rights. /10 eff.org/electronic-fro…
EFF is campaigning to stop a European proposal that would undermine free expression on the global Net with new forms of automated censorship and unfair link taxes. /11 saveyourinternet.eu
EFF tools like Privacy Badger, HTTPS Everywhere, and Certbot help protect you from being tracked online, defend your communications against surveillance, and make HTTPS encryption easy to enable. /12 eff.org/pages/tools
Everything EFF does is made possible by our members and supporters. You can help make sure EFF remains a guardian of liberty by contributing to our work! supporters.eff.org/donate/justice…

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Oct 3, 2018
A whopping 800,000 people registered to vote for National Voter Registration Day.

But Congress and state governments still have not taken the recommended measures to increase security in the midterm elections. <thread> eff.org/deeplinks/2018…
At this year’s @defcon, researchers evaluated a voting machine that’s used in 18 different states. They demonstrated how easy it is to gain admin access, which lets someone change settings—or even the ballot—in under two minutes. defcon.org/images/defcon-…
A Congressional working group concluded that election infrastructure is largely insecure across the country, with 42 states using machines susceptible to vote flipping, and at least ten states using machines that provide no paper record or receipt. documentcloud.org/documents/4379…
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Oct 2, 2018
When @mcsweeneys editors approached EFF earlier this year about collaborating on a surveillance & privacy-themed essay collection, we jumped at the opportunity.

The first all non-fiction issue of Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern debuts this November: eff.org/deeplinks/2018…
“The End of Trust” features writing by EFF’s team, including Executive Director Cindy Cohn, @maassive, Soraya Okuda, @doctorow, and board member @schneierblog, exploring issues related to surveillance, freedom of information, and encryption. eff.org/deeplinks/2018…
You’ll be able to read contributions from Pioneer Award winners @trevorpaglen and @culturejedi, as well as @biellacoleman, @snowden, @kmontenegro, @mykecole, @camfassett, @benwizner, @alvarombedoya, @dalitdiva, @rushkoff, and many more.
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Oct 1, 2018
A group of organizations, advocates, and academics—including @EFF—came together in February to create the Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation. We're happy to announce that the Principles now have a permanent home:santaclaraprinciples.org
The Principles set a minimum standard for transparency and accountability for communications platforms, and should serve as a basis for more in-depth dialogue and activism going forward. santaclaraprinciples.org
The Principles ask that companies be transparent to the public and their users about content takedowns and account suspensions, and provide opportunity for timely, meaningful appeals to their users. santaclaraprinciples.org
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Sep 27, 2018
Anyone looking to make changes to how online platforms police speech should learn lessons from the failures of using copyright to do the same. Here are five major takeaways from the copyright wars: eff.org/deeplinks/2018…
1. Mistakes will be made. The law gives huge incentives to platforms to take things down after getting a complaint, leading people seeing their work disappear due to fraudulent takedown notices. Content moderation policies have and will make similar errors.eff.org/takedowns
2. Robots are not the answer. We've seen the mess that automated filters like YouTube's cause.

No law should mandate the use of this kind of technology. eff.org/deeplinks/2018…
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Sep 26, 2018
On Monday, a federal court dismissed our lawsuit against the Justice Department to block enforcement of #FOSTA. (1/5) eff.org/deeplinks/2018…
The case was filed on behalf of two human rights organizations, a digital library, an activist for sex workers, and a certified massage therapist. The court did not reach the merits of any of the constitutional issues, but instead found the plaintiffs did not have standing. (2/5)
We’re disappointed & believe the decision is wrong. For example, the court failed to apply the standing principles that are usually applied in 1st Amendment cases in which the plaintiffs’ speech is chilled. The plaintiffs are considering their options for their next steps. (3/5)
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Sep 25, 2018
In 2014, we launched Onlinecensorship.org (@censored) to collect reports from users who had experienced content takedowns on social media, in an effort to encourage companies to operate with greater transparency and accountability as they make decisions that regulate speech.
Today, we're relaunching the site with a fresh new look! We're still collecting reports from users, but going forward, @censored will be home to more resources for users, journalists reporting on content moderation, and companies.
Our journalist toolkit offers insight into a set of diverse issues and is a one-stop resource for information related to content moderation policies: onlinecensorship.org/content/a-reso…
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