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  • DDoS-Guard To Forfeit Internet Space Occupied by Parler

    DDoS-Guard To Forfeit Internet Space Occupied by Parler

    Parler, the beleaguered social network advertised as a "free speech" alternative to Facebook and Twitter, has had a tough month. Apple and Google removed the Parler app from its stores, and Amazon blocked the platform from using its hosting services.…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 3:48pm -
  • New Charges Derail COVID Release for Hacker Who Aided ISIS

    New Charges Derail COVID Release for Hacker Who Aided ISIS

    A hacker serving a 20-year sentence for stealing personal data on 1,300 U.S. military and government employees and giving it to an Islamic State hacker group in 2015 has been charged once again with fraud and identity theft. The new charges have dera…
    - 5 days ago 19 Jan 21, 6:39pm -

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    • SonicWall Investigating Zero-Day Attacks Against Its Products

      SonicWall Investigating Zero-Day Attacks Against Its Products

      Company Says Certain VPNs and Gateways Affected By 'Coordinated Attack'Security vendor SonicWall is investigating what the company calls a "coordinated attack" against its internal network by threat actors using a zero-day exploit within the company'…
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    • DDoS Attackers Revive Old Campaigns to Extort Ransom

      DDoS Attackers Revive Old Campaigns to Extort Ransom

      Hackers Circle Back to Again Attack Victims Who Refused to Pay an Earlier Ransom DemandThreat actors behind a distributed denial-of-service campaign targeted the same set of victims again after the organizations refused to pay the initial ransom dema…
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    • SonicWall Investigating Zero-Day Attacks Against Its Products

      SonicWall Investigating Zero-Day Attacks Against Its Products

      Company Says Certain VPNs and Gateways Affected By 'Coordinated Attack'Security vendor SonicWall is investigating what the company calls a "coordinated attack" against its internal network by threat actors using a zero-day exploit within the company'…
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    • DDoS Attackers Revive Old Campaigns to Extort Ransom

      DDoS Attackers Revive Old Campaigns to Extort Ransom

      Hackers Circle Back to Again Attack Victims Who Refused to Pay an Earlier Ransom DemandThreat actors behind a distributed denial-of-service campaign targeted the same set of victims again after the organizations refused to pay the initial ransom dema…
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    • BrandPost: Network Security and the Heart of a Zero Trust Architecture

      BrandPost: Network Security and the Heart of a Zero Trust Architecture

      As part of a Zero Trust approach to cybersecurity, network flows should be authenticated before being processed and access determined by dynamic policy. A network that is intended to never trust, and to always verify all connections, requires techno…
      - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 5:04pm -
    • 4 ways security has failed to become a boardroom issue

      4 ways security has failed to become a boardroom issue

      Somewhere around 2015, the security industry adopted a new mantra, “cybersecurity is a boardroom issue.”  This statement was supported by lots of independent research, business press articles, webinars, local events, and even sessions at RSA and…
      - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 10:00am -

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    • Cisco tags critical security holes in SD-WAN software

      Cisco tags critical security holes in SD-WAN software

      Cisco has noted and fixed two critical and a number of high-degree vulnerabilities in its SD-WAN software portfolio.Most of the vulnerabilities could let an authenticated attacker execute command injection attacks against an affected device, which co…
      - 4 days ago 21 Jan 21, 3:21am -
    • Lessons that insurrection selfies hold for legitimate enterprises

      Lessons that insurrection selfies hold for legitimate enterprises

      The pro-Trump rioters who invaded the Capitol on January 6 came with smartphones to record and celebrate what they thought was a righteous effort to prevent president-elect Joe Biden from taking office two weeks later.Now those electronic devices, al…
      - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 2:46pm -

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      • Cisco Releases Advisories for Multiple Products
        Original release date: January 21, 2021Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple Cisco products. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. For updates addressing lowe…
        - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 12:16pm -
      • Drupal Releases Security Updates
        Original release date: January 21, 2021Drupal has released security updates to address a vulnerability affecting Drupal. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.CISA encourages users and administrators to…
        - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 12:15pm -

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      • How DMaaS eliminates data silos and 4 tips for choosing a provider

        How DMaaS eliminates data silos and 4 tips for choosing a provider

        Digital initiatives come in many flavors and vary widely, but they do have one thing in common and that’s data. That’s why the need to easily manage, analyze, and find key insights—and those “a-ha” moments—from data is critical to achievi…
        - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 10:00am -
      • Top 8 challenges IT leaders will face in 2021

        Top 8 challenges IT leaders will face in 2021

        Thanks to the tumultuous events of the past year, in 2021 IT professionals will face challenges in the workplace they’ve never seen before. There was no roadmap for taking much of the American workforce remote overnight, and none exists for a large…
        - 12 days ago 12 Jan 21, 10:00am -

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        • newWhite House Focuses on Fight Against Domestic Terrorism
          Fears that an untold number of Americans are being radicalized is prompting the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden to take a closer look at efforts to counter domestic extremism and at whether enough is being done.
          - 4 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 4:01pm -
        • newJudge Orders Rittenhouse to Not Associate with Supremacists
          Accused Kenosha shooter cannot knowingly have contact with any person or group known to “harm, threaten, harass or menace others on the basis of their race, beliefs on the subject of religion, color, national origin, or gender.”
          - 5 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 2:33pm -

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        • Vulnerability Summary for the Week of January 11, 2021
          Original release date: January 18, 2021The CISA Weekly Vulnerability Summary Bulletin is created using information from the NIST NVD. In some cases, the vulnerabilities in the Bulletin may not yet have assigned CVSS scores. Please visit NVD for upda…
          - 6 days ago 18 Jan 21, 12:00pm -
        • Vulnerability Summary for the Week of January 4, 2021
          Original release date: January 11, 2021The CISA Weekly Vulnerability Summary Bulletin is created using information from the NIST NVD. In some cases, the vulnerabilities in the Bulletin may not yet have assigned CVSS scores. Please visit NVD for upda…
          - 13 days ago 11 Jan 21, 12:06pm -

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          • Cisco tags critical security holes in SD-WAN software

            Cisco tags critical security holes in SD-WAN software

            Cisco has noted and fixed two critical and a number of high-degree vulnerabilities in its SD-WAN software portfolio.Most of the vulnerabilities could let an authenticated attacker execute command injection attacks against an affected device, which co…
            - 4 days ago 21 Jan 21, 3:21am -
          • Lessons that insurrection selfies hold for legitimate enterprises

            Lessons that insurrection selfies hold for legitimate enterprises

            The pro-Trump rioters who invaded the Capitol on January 6 came with smartphones to record and celebrate what they thought was a righteous effort to prevent president-elect Joe Biden from taking office two weeks later.Now those electronic devices, al…
            - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 2:46pm -

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          • Show notes: Risky Business #443
            Bad week for Macs, Hal Martin and CrowdStrike... Links to everything discussed in episode 443 of the Risky Business podcast.read more
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          • Show notes: Risky Business #442
            So. Much. News. Links to everything discussed in episode 442 of the Risky Business podcast.read more
            - 8 Feb 17, 4:43am -

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          • newHacker leaks data of 2.28M users of dating site MeetMindful
            Read the original article: Hacker leaks data of 2.28M users of dating site MeetMindful A well-known threat actor has leaked data belonging to 2.28 million users registered on the dating website MeetMindful. ZDNet first reported that the well-known t…
            - 34 mins ago 24 Jan 21, 7:04pm -
          • newThe Islamic State in Mozambique

            The Islamic State in Mozambique

            Read the original article: The Islamic State in Mozambique Militants in Mozambique pledge allegiance to the Islamic State in a video issued by the group on July 24, 2019. Photo credit: Tore Hamming taken from Islamic State media. Editor’s Note:……
            - 34 mins ago 24 Jan 21, 7:04pm -

          Secuity Affairs

          • newSecurity Affairs newsletter Round 298
            A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs free for you in your email box. Critical flaws in Orbit Fox WordPress plugin allows site takeover EMA said that hackers manipula…
            - 6 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 1:40pm -
          • newChipmaker Intel reveals that an internal error caused a data leak
            The chipmaker Intel Corp. revealed that an internal error it the root cause of a data leak, it confirmed that corporate network was not impacted. The computer chipmaker Intel Corp. confirmed that an internal error is the cause of a data leak that pro…
            - 7 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 12:51pm -

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          • GKE Auditor – Detect Google Kubernetes Engine Misconfigurations

            GKE Auditor – Detect Google Kubernetes Engine Misconfigurations

            GKE Auditor is a Java-based tool to detect Google Kubernetes Engine misconfigurations, it aims to help security and development teams streamline the configuration process and save time looking for generic bugs and vulnerabilities.The tool consists…
            - 23 days ago 1 Jan 21, 10:59am -
          • zANTI – Android Wireless Hacking Tool Free Download

            zANTI – Android Wireless Hacking Tool Free Download

            zANTI is an Android Wireless Hacking Tool that functions as a mobile penetration testing toolkit that lets you assess the risk level of a network using your mobile device for free download.This easy to use mobile toolkit enables IT Security Adminis…
            - 48 days ago 7 Dec 20, 1:15pm -

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          • Mod que permite mudar o cabelo no Cyberpunk 2077 (Presentinho de Natal)

            Mod que permite mudar o cabelo no Cyberpunk 2077 (Presentinho de Natal)

              Mod que permite você mudar a aparência do seu V durante o game. Cyberpunk não possui um tipo de barbearia que você possa mudar a aparência do seu V durante o game, pensando nisso um modder fez um programa para que você possa mudar a apar…
            - 30 days ago 25 Dec 20, 10:17pm -
          • COMO FICAR MILIONÁRIO NO CYBERPUNK 2077 (glitch)

            COMO FICAR MILIONÁRIO NO CYBERPUNK 2077 (glitch)

                                          Primeiro temos que ir para o centro neste local do mapa.Aqui neste local vai ter tipo uma praça com varias maquinas de energéticos .Vocês vão encontrar um lugar cheio dessas maquinas, é ai que o gli…
            - 30 days ago 25 Dec 20, 5:07pm -

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          • Norton 360 (later than 6.0) for Windows XP/Vista/7/8
            File-Based Protection (Traditional Antivirus)Definitions Created : 2/28/2020Definitions Released : 2/28/2020Definitions Version : 220228cSequence Number : 204972Extended Version : 2/28/2020 rev. 3…
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          • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.3 (or later)
            File-Based Protection (Traditional Antivirus)Definitions Created : 2/28/2020Definitions Released : 2/28/2020Definitions Version : 220228cSequence Number : 204972Extended Version : 2/28/2020 rev. 3…
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          • SonicWall Investigating Zero-Day Attacks Against Its Products

            SonicWall Investigating Zero-Day Attacks Against Its Products

            Company Says Certain VPNs and Gateways Affected By 'Coordinated Attack'Security vendor SonicWall is investigating what the company calls a "coordinated attack" against its internal network by threat actors using a zero-day exploit within the company'…
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          • DDoS Attackers Revive Old Campaigns to Extort Ransom

            DDoS Attackers Revive Old Campaigns to Extort Ransom

            Hackers Circle Back to Again Attack Victims Who Refused to Pay an Earlier Ransom DemandThreat actors behind a distributed denial-of-service campaign targeted the same set of victims again after the organizations refused to pay the initial ransom dema…
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          • SonicWall Investigating Zero-Day Attacks Against Its Products

            SonicWall Investigating Zero-Day Attacks Against Its Products

            Company Says Certain VPNs and Gateways Affected By 'Coordinated Attack'Security vendor SonicWall is investigating what the company calls a "coordinated attack" against its internal network by threat actors using a zero-day exploit within the company'…
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          • DDoS Attackers Revive Old Campaigns to Extort Ransom

            DDoS Attackers Revive Old Campaigns to Extort Ransom

            Hackers Circle Back to Again Attack Victims Who Refused to Pay an Earlier Ransom DemandThreat actors behind a distributed denial-of-service campaign targeted the same set of victims again after the organizations refused to pay the initial ransom dema…
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          • EFF’s Top Recommendations for the Biden Administration
            At noon on January 20, 2021, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, and he and his staff took over the business of running the country.The tradition of a peaceful transfer of power is as old as the United State…
            - 3 days ago 22 Jan 21, 12:16am -
          • Political Satire Is Protected Speech – Even If You Don’t Get the Joke
            This blog post was co-written by EFF Legal Fellow Houston Davidson.Should an obviously fake Facebook post—one made as political satire—end with a lawsuit and a bill to pay for a police response to the post? Of course not, and that’s why EFF fi…
            - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 11:34pm -
          • Blyncsy’s Patent On Contact Tracing Isn’t A Medical Breakthrough, It’s A Patent Breakdown
            Stupid Patent of the MonthContact tracing is critical for limiting the spread of a contagion like COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean it’s inventive to compare people’s locations using their smartphones. Rather, it’s all the more important to pr…
            - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 9:21pm -
          • Oakland’s Progressive Fight to Protect Residents from Government Surveillance
            The City of Oakland, California, has once again raised the bar on community control of police surveillance. Last week, Oakland's City Council voted unanimously to strengthen the city's already groundbreaking Surveillance and Community Safety Ordinanc…
            - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 7:26pm -
          • Why EFF Doesn’t Support Bans On Private Use of Face Recognition
            Government and private use of face recognition technology each present a wealth of concerns. Privacy, safety, and amplification of carceral bias are just some of the reasons why we must ban government use.But what about private use? It also can exa…
            - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 4:29pm -
          • New OCC Rule Is a Win in the Fight Against Financial Censorship
            On Thursday, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency finalized its Fair Access to Financial Services rule, which will prevent banks from refusing to serve entire classes of customers that they find politically or morally unsavory. The rule is a…
            - 5 days ago 20 Jan 21, 2:00am -
          • So-called “Consent Searches” Harm Our Digital Rights
            Imagine this scenario: You’re driving home. Police pull you over, allegedly for a traffic violation. After you provide your license and registration, the officer catches you off guard by asking: “Since you’ve got nothing to hide, you don’t mi…
            - 10 days ago 15 Jan 21, 12:56am -
          • It’s Business As Usual At WhatsApp
            WhatsApp users have recently started seeing a new pop-up screen requiring them to agree to its new terms and privacy policy in order to keep using the app. At first users were required to agree by February 8th, but after widespread controversy WhatsA…
            - 10 days ago 14 Jan 21, 11:44pm -
          • EFF Welcomes Fourth Amendment Defender Jumana Musa to Advisory Board
            Our Fourth Amendment rights are under attack in the digital age, and EFF is proud to announce that human rights attorney and racial justice activist Jumana Musa has joined our advisory board, bringing great expertise to our fight defending users’ p…
            - 12 days ago 12 Jan 21, 9:55pm -
          • Face Surveillance and the Capitol Attack
            After last week’s violent attack on the Capitol, law enforcement is working overtime to identify the perpetrators. This is critical to accountability for the attempted insurrection. Law enforcement has many, many tools at their disposal to do this,…
            - 12 days ago 12 Jan 21, 8:11pm -
          • Beyond Platforms: Private Censorship, Parler, and the Stack
            Last week, following riots that saw supporters of President Trump breach and sack parts of the Capitol building, Facebook and Twitter made the decision to give the president the boot. That was notable enough, given that both companies had previously…
            - 13 days ago 12 Jan 21, 12:00am -
          • The FCC and States Must Ban Digital Redlining

            The FCC and States Must Ban Digital Redlining

            The rollout of fiber broadband will never make it to many communities in the US. That’s because large, national ISPs are currently laying fiber primarily focused on high-income users to the detriment of the rest of their users. The absence of regul…
            - 13 days ago 11 Jan 21, 11:22pm -
          • The Government Has All of the Powers It Needs to Find and Prosecute Those Responsible for the Crimes on Capitol Hill This Week
            Perpetrators of the horrific events that took place at the Capitol on January 6 had a clear goal: to undermine the legitimate operations of government, to disrupt the peaceful transition of power, and to intimidate, hurt, and possibly kill those poli…
            - 13 days ago 11 Jan 21, 4:54pm -
          • YouTube, Facebook and TikTok Put Human Rights In Jeopardy in Turkey
            UPDATE: Facebook has joined YouTube and TikTok to appoint a legal entity in Turkey to comply with Turkish draconian social media law. Twitter, Periscope, and Pinterest stayed strong against the requirements of the Law. Now, the Turkish regulator (B…
            - 15 days ago 9 Jan 21, 10:25pm -
          • California City’s Effort to Punish Journalists For Publishing Documents Widely Available Online is Dangerous and Chilling, EFF Brief Argues
            As part of their jobs, journalists routinely dig through government websites to find newsworthy documents and share them with the broader public. Journalists and Internet users understand that publicly available information on government websites is…
            - 16 days ago 8 Jan 21, 10:49pm -
          • ACLU, EFF, and Tarver Law Offices Urge Supreme Court to Protect Against Forced Disclosure of Phone Passwords to Law Enforcement
            Does the Fifth Amendment Protect You from Revealing Your Passwords to Police?Washington, D.C. - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with New Jersey-based Tarver Law Offices, are urging the U.S…
            - 16 days ago 8 Jan 21, 7:41pm -
          • EFF's Response to Social Media Companies' Decisions to Block President Trump’s Accounts
            Like most people in the United States and around the world, EFF is shocked and disgusted by Wednesday’s violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. We support all those who are working to defend the Constitution and the rule of law, and we are grateful for…
            - 17 days ago 8 Jan 21, 12:42am -
          • Police Robots Are Not a Selfie Opportunity, They’re a Privacy Disaster Waiting to Happen

            Police Robots Are Not a Selfie Opportunity, They’re a Privacy Disaster Waiting to Happen

            The arrival of government-operated autonomous police robots does not look like predictions in science fiction movies. An army of robots with gun arms is not kicking down your door to arrest you. Instead, a robot snitch that looks like a rolling trash…
            - 17 days ago 7 Jan 21, 11:25pm -
          • Oakland Privacy and the People of Vallejo Prevail in the Fight For Surveillance Accountability
            Just as the 2020 holiday season was beginning in earnest, Solano Superior Court Judge Bradley Nelson upheld the gift of surveillance accountability that the California State legislature had provided state residents when they passed 2015's Senate Bill…
            - 19 days ago 5 Jan 21, 9:53pm -
          • COVID-19 and Surveillance Tech: Year in Review 2020
            Location tracking apps. Spyware to enforce quarantine. Immunity passports. Throughout 2020, governments around the world deployed invasive surveillance technologies to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.But heavy-handed tactics like these undercut public…
            - 19 days ago 5 Jan 21, 9:08pm -
          • EFF to FinCEN: Stop Pushing For More Financial Surveillance
            Today, EFF submitted comments to the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) opposing the agency’s proposal for new regulations of cryptocurrency transactions. As we explain in our comments, financial records ca…
            - 20 days ago 5 Jan 21, 2:16am -
          • EFF Statement on British Court’s Rejection of Trump Administration’s Extradition Request for Wikileaks’ Julian Assange
            Today, a British judge denied the Trump Administration’s extradition request for Wikileaks Editor Julian Assange, who is facing charges in the United States under the Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The judge largely confirmed t…
            - 20 days ago 4 Jan 21, 4:58pm -
          • Video Hearing Tuesday: ACLU, EFF Urge Court to Require Warrants for Border Searches of Digital Devices
            Appeals Court Should Uphold Fourth Amendment Rights for International TravelersBoston – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the ACLU of Massachusetts will urge an appeals court on Tuesday to requ…
            - 20 days ago 4 Jan 21, 3:42pm -
          • A Smorgasbord of Bad Takedowns: 2020 Year in Review
            Here at EFF, we take particular notice of the way that intellectual property law leads to expression being removed from the Internet. We document the worst examples in our Takedown Hall of Shame. Some, we use to explain more complex ideas. And in oth…
            - 21 days ago 3 Jan 21, 5:11pm -
          • Banning Government Use of Face Recognition Technology: 2020 Year in Review
            If there was any question about the gravity of problems with police use of face surveillance technology, 2020 wasted no time in proving them dangerously real. Thankfully, from Oregon to Massachusetts, local lawmakers responded by banning their local…
            - 21 days ago 3 Jan 21, 5:09pm -
          • DNS, DoH, and ODoH, Oh My: Year-in-Review 2020
            Government knowledge of what sites activists have visited can put them at risk of serious injury, arrest, or even death. This makes it a vitally important priority to secure DNS. DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a protocol that encrypts the Domain Name System…
            - 22 days ago 2 Jan 21, 6:05pm -
          • Defending Your Rights in Every Reality: Year in Review 2020
            Virtual reality and augmented reality technologies (VR/AR) are rapidly maturing and becoming more prevalent to a wider audience, especially as the pandemic drives more people to virtual activities. This technology provides the promise to entertain a…
            - 22 days ago 2 Jan 21, 5:47pm -
          • Questions Remain About Pretrial Risk-Assessment Algorithms: Year in Review 2020
            Californians in November voted to repeal a 2018 law that would have ended cash bail and replaced it with a digital pretrial risk assessment tool that dictates whether a person can be released as they await their trial. By voting No on Proposition 25,…
            - 23 days ago 1 Jan 21, 7:03pm -
          • Litigation Against Mass NSA Surveillance: Year in Review 2020
            EFF takes on fights for the long run, and some of our longest running legal fights are focused on bringing the National Security Agency within the rule of law, and batting back the arguments that the state secrets privilege should insulate the govern…
            - 23 days ago 1 Jan 21, 7:02pm -
          • Fighting Abusive Patent Litigation During a Year of Health Crisis: 2020 Year In Review
            The coronavirus dominated the news cycles, and our personal lives, in 2020. Scientists around the world raced forward to create a vaccine. Alongside that massive effort to create a critical new invention, we saw a renewed debate about patents and the…
            - 24 days ago 31 Dec 20, 5:40pm -
          • Competitive Compatibility: Year in Review 2020
            2020 saw governments on three continents take action against the dominance of the biggest tech platforms, with a flurry of pro-competition rules, investigations and lawsuits. As exciting as this is, it's just the beginning. Antitrust enforcement is o…
            - 25 days ago 30 Dec 20, 6:28pm -
          • EFF’s Work in State Legislatures: Year In Review 2020
            EFF works in state legislatures across the country to fight for your civil liberties. This year, the pandemic upended the priorities and plans of every statehouse. But, with your support, EFF was able to quickly respond to surveillance threats, defen…
            - 25 days ago 30 Dec 20, 6:27pm -
          • Student Privacy and the Fight to Keep Spying Out of Schools: Year in Review 2020
            As students were sent home from school in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools  followed them home with invasive surveillance technology. This trend, spurred by the surge in remote learning, was an opportunistic move by tech companies…
            - 26 days ago 29 Dec 20, 5:45pm -
          • Section 215 Expired: Year in Review 2020
            On March 15, 2020, Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act—a surveillance law with a rich history of government overreach and abuse—expired due to its sunset clause. Along with two other PATRIOT Act provisions, Section 215 lapsed after lawmakers failed t…
            - 26 days ago 29 Dec 20, 5:41pm -
          • EFF Members Rise Up: 2020 Year in Review

            EFF Members Rise Up: 2020 Year in Review

            These days it's easy to feel adrift from the people in your life. At times, physical distance alongside social and political unrest seems like a never-ending rising tide. It can feel overwhelming. We have felt it here at EFF, but thankfully during ou…
            - 27 days ago 28 Dec 20, 5:34pm -
          • In 2020, Congress Threatened Our Speech and Security With the “EARN IT” Act
            One nice thing about democracy is that—at least in theory—we don’t need permission to speak freely and privately. We don’t have to prove that our speech meets the government’s criteria, online or offline. We don’t have to “earn” our r…
            - 27 days ago 28 Dec 20, 5:25pm -
          • What Comes Next for the Santa Clara Principles: 2020 in Review
            For many years, we have urged platforms to operate with more transparency—both to the public and to their users—and to ensure that the people who use their services have the ability to appeal wrongful content moderation decisions. As such, in con…
            - 27 days ago 28 Dec 20, 8:58am -
          • Surveillance Self-Defense and Security Education: Year in Review 2020
            As the world rapidly changed in 2020, new threats arose to our digital security. The shift to online education and the wave of police brutality protests brought new avenues for surveillance, so EFF created new resources to help people protect themsel…
            - 28 days ago 27 Dec 20, 5:20pm -
          • The U.S. Internet Is Being Starved of Its Potential: 2020 in Review

            The U.S. Internet Is Being Starved of Its Potential: 2020 in Review

            Over a year ago, EFF raised the desperate need for the United States to have a universal fiber infrastructure plan in order to ensure that all Americans can obtain access to 21st century communications technology. Since then, we’ve produced technic…
            - 29 days ago 27 Dec 20, 12:01am -
          • EU and the Digital Services Act: 2020 Year in Review
            While 2019 saw the EU ramming through a disastrous Internet copyright rule that continues to reverberate through legal and policy circles, 2020 was a very different story as the EU introduced the Digital Services Act (DSA), the most significant refor…
            - 29 days ago 26 Dec 20, 8:58pm -
          • Snowden: "We Can Fix a Broken System"
            Below is a message from whistleblower Edward Snowden. His revelations about secret surveillance programs opened the world’s eyes to a new level of government misconduct, and reinvigorated EFF’s continuing work in the courts and with lawmakers to…
            - 29 days ago 26 Dec 20, 5:21pm -
          • High Tech Police Surveillance of Protests and Activism: Year in Review 2020
            This summer’s Black-led protest movement against police violence was one of the largest political movements in the history of the United States--and with it, came a massive proliferation of government surveillance technology aimed at activists and…
            - 30 days ago 25 Dec 20, 5:07pm -
          • How COVID Changed Content Moderation: Year in Review 2020
            In a year that saw every facet of online life reshaped the coronavirus pandemic, online content moderation and platform censorship were no exception. After a successful Who Has Your Back? campaign in 2019 to encourage large platforms to adopt best p…
            - 31 days ago 24 Dec 20, 6:17pm -
          • How We Saved .ORG: 2020 in Review

            How We Saved .ORG: 2020 in Review

            If you come at the nonprofit sector, you’d best not miss.Nonprofits and NGOs around the world were stunned last November when the Internet Society (ISOC) announced that it had agreed to sell the Public Interest Registry—the organization that man…
            - 32 days ago 23 Dec 20, 5:55pm -
          • 2020 in Review
            “Now more than ever,” “in these uncertain times,” “unprecedented”—we’re sure you have seen these words repeated over and over in the last twelve months, including from us here at EFF. They are clichés because they are true. 2020 has…
            - 32 days ago 23 Dec 20, 5:49pm -
          • ExamSoft Flags One-Third of California Bar Exam Test Takers for Cheating
            One of EFF’s chief concerns about exam proctoring software—in addition to the fact that it subjects students to excessive surveillance—is the risk that it will incorrectly flag students for cheating, called “false positives.” This can be du…
            - 33 days ago 23 Dec 20, 4:20am -
          • The CASE Act Is Just the Beginning of the Next Copyright Battle
            As we feared, the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act”—the CASE Act—that we’ve been fighting in various forms for two years has been included in a "must-pass" spending bill. This new legislation means Internet users could…
            - 33 days ago 22 Dec 20, 6:10pm -
          • Year-End Challenge for Online Rights

            Year-End Challenge for Online Rights

            You weathered a year that pressed the limits of endurance. But thankfully, the more we leaned on technology to stay connected, the harder EFF members fought to protect privacy, security, and free expression. This collective mission is more meaningful…
            - 33 days ago 22 Dec 20, 5:40pm -
          • This Disastrous Copyright Proposal Goes Straight to Our Naughty List
            Just yesterday we saw two wretched copyright bills-the CASE Act and a felony streaming bill -- slipped into law via a must-pass spending bill. But it seems some people in Congress were just getting started. Today, Senator Thom Tillis launched a "disc…
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