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Remove the Drone Shoot-Down and Biometric Surveillance Sections From the FAA Act

Congress should not broadly authorize federal agencies to destroy and wiretap private drones, or give its implied endorsement to biometric screening of domestic travelers and U.S. citizens. Congress definitely should not sneak these invasive provisions into a last-minute, must-pass, thousand-page bill . Yet Congress is poised to do so. Please join EFF in saying “ no .” TAKE ACTION To keep the Federal Aviation Administration functioning, Congress must pass a reauthorization bill by September 30th. But the current bill has... FEATURED UPDATE

UK Surveillance Regime Violated Human Rights

On September 13, after a five-year legal battle, the European Court of Human Rights said that the UK government’s surveillance regime—which includes the country’s mass surveillance programs, methods, laws, and judges—violated the human rights to privacy and to freedom of expression. The court’s opinion is the culmination of lawsuits filed by multiple privacy rights organizations, journalists, and activists who argued that the UK’s surveillance programs violated the privacy of millions. The court’s decision is a step in the right direction,... FEATURED UPDATE

ESNI: A Privacy-Protecting Upgrade to HTTPS

Today, the content-delivery network Cloudflare is announcing an experimental deployment of a new web privacy technology called ESNI . We’re excited to see this development, and we look forward to a future where ESNI makes the web more private for all its users. Over the past several years, we at EFF have been working to encrypt the web . We and our partners have made huge strides to make web browsing safer and more privacy through tools like HTTPS Everywhere...

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Deeplinks Blog by Elliot Harmon | September 25, 2018

Don’t Make the Register of Copyrights into a Presidential Pawn

H.R. 1695 Would Turn an Essential, Non-political Job Into a Partisan Appointee If we’ve learned one thing from this year in American politics, it’s that presidential appointments can be a messy affair. Debates over appointees can become extremely polarized. It’s not surprising: it’s in the President’s best interests to choose...
Deeplinks Blog by David Ruiz | September 24, 2018

UK Surveillance Regime Violated Human Rights

On September 13, after a five-year legal battle, the European Court of Human Rights said that the UK government’s surveillance regime—which includes the country’s mass surveillance programs, methods, laws, and judges—violated the human rights to privacy and to freedom of expression. The court’s opinion is the culmination of lawsuits...
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