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Mar 24, 2023 5 tweets 4 min read
Read the extensive Q&A that @GridNews did with EFF’s @DavidGreene about why a TikTok ban makes no sense. 🧵
grid.news/story/technolo… "If the government is really concerned ... it should look at data privacy more broadly & enact more comprehensive data-privacy regulation that would restrict how all companies, not just TikTok, collect & retain & use user data.” - @DavidGreene in @GridNews grid.news/story/technolo…
Mar 13, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
It's Sunshine Week, and that means The Foilies, EFF and @MuckRock's annual faux awards for agencies that behave badly when confronted with public records requests. The winners are… eff.org/deeplinks/2023… The Federal Bureau of Investigation for dragging its feet in providing records on how it was keeping tabs on The Monkees. eff.org/deeplinks/2023… a cartoon drawing of a memb...
Feb 1, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
Victory! The security expert @olabini was finally declared innocent yesterday in a unanimous verdict by a three-judge tribunal in Ecuador. 1/ peoplesdispatch.org/2023/02/01/dig… @olabini Since his 70-day arbitrary detention in 2019, Ola Bini’s case has been impacted by numerous due process violations and human rights concerns. It went through suspensions or delays at nearly every stage of his trial. 2/ eff.org/deeplinks/2023…
Jan 24, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
El Martes 31 de enero se reinstala la audiencia de juicio de @olabini. Estamos pendientes y esperando que la corte de un ejemplo de transparencia y ajustado a los criterios técnicos y legales. @eff Nos preocupa que un único día de audiencia no baste para terminar un juicio ya lleno de retrasos e irregularidades eff.org/es/deeplinks/2…
Jan 10, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
More than 80 public interest groups remind UN Member States that the broad and undefined concepts contained in the #UNCybercrimeTreaty - such as “terrorism” and “extremism” - should not be used as a basis to restrict freedom of expression. eff.org/deeplinks/2022… The Criminalization Chapter under the #UNCybercrime Treaty should be restricted to core cybercrimes – criminal offenses where ICT systems are the direct objects and instruments of the crimes. eff.org/deeplinks/2022…
Jan 10, 2023 6 tweets 6 min read
EFF’s @txitua delivered an oral statement today in front of @UN_Vienna Member States urging them not to create legal woes for security researchers who expose security flaws in the draft #UNCybercrimeTreaty. /1 eff.org/pages/oral-int… @EFF During the negotiations of the #UNCybercrimeTreaty in Vienna, EFF urged UN Member States to focus on the criminal conduct of using security tools rather than the mere possession, production, or distribution. /2 eff.org/files/2023/01/…
Dec 8, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
This week, EFF fought uphill battles and ultimately WON what many thought were un-winnable fights: In a stunning about-face, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to ban killer robots after hearing from a broad coalition in opposition. eff.org/deeplinks/2022…
Nov 8, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
The court is set to reinstate the hearing of open source software developer @olabini’s trial this Friday at 2pm Ecuador time. One afternoon is likely to be too little time to conclude a trial that has already dragged on for more than 3 years. Image @EFF Moreover, there is still no information on whether the court will ensure a Swedish-Spanish translator, which is Ola Bini’s right since he is Swedish
Oct 10, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Os trolls de direitos autorais apareceram recentemente no Brasil. Eles operam em muitos países com práticas predatórias que ameaçam garantias de devido processo, privacidade e proteção de dados de milhares de usuários de Internet. 1/ eff.org/pt-br/deeplink… @EFF O modelo de negócio dos trolls convida à intimidação e ao abuso. Ele utiliza os tribunais como arma para identificar usuários que supostamente baixaram conteúdos e os ameaçam com demandas de acordo questionáveis. 2/
Oct 7, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Copyright trolls have recently cropped up in Brazil. They operate in many countries around the world with predatory practices that threaten the due process and data privacy rights of thousands of internet users. 1/ eff.org/deeplinks/2022… @EFF Trolls' business model invites harassment and abuse. It weaponizes courts to identify users who allegedly downloaded content and threaten them with questionable settlement demands. 2/
Sep 20, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
🚨 Tomorrow, 9/20, the Board of Supervisors will vote on a controversial surveillance bill that would give police unprecedented power to conduct live surveillance & endanger civil liberties. 🚨

🧵 Here's a thread to catch you up on what's happening.

act.eff.org/action/tell-sa… In 2019, the Board passed a landmark surveillance oversight ordinance, which requires city departments like SFPD to get approval from the Board, with opportunity for public input, before acquiring or using surveillance technology. 2/
Sep 10, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
San Francisco: Monday, 9/12 at 10 am, @sfbos Rules Committee will consider @SFPD's proposal to use private cameras for live surveillance. Show up and voice your opposition to this dangerous expansion of police powers! sfbos.org/sites/default/… Along with 23 other organizations, @EFF signed onto a letter opposing @SFPD's proposal, which allows for broad live surveillance powers, threatening the civil liberties of immigrants, abortion seekers, LGBTQ people, and all San Franciscans. eff.org/document/coali…
Sep 1, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
#BREAKING A year-long investigation by EFF has uncovered Fog Data Science, a mass surveillance company that buys the geolocation of hundreds of millions of devices in the U.S. and maps them for police to search, often without a warrant.

eff.org/deeplinks/2022… EFF shared records with @AP. Here is its investigation into how police use one of the largest police surveillance apparatuses in U.S. history, giving them the power to find devices in a geographical area and then track individuals indefinitely.

Aug 26, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Ola Bini’s trial resumes next week (Aug 30-31). EFF, along with other digital and human rights organizations, will follow the developments in this case. It is rife with concerns, due process missteps, and unsound technical and legal grounds. 1/ eff.org/deeplinks/2021… A judicial prosecution cannot, and should not, be politically motivated. Political actors must step aside from the case and let justice prevail. 2/ eff.org/deeplinks/2019…
Aug 23, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
Observaremos el juicio contra el experto informático Ola Bini. Haciendo seguimiento de un proceso falto de motivaciones técnicas o jurídicas y de garantías de derecho. 1/ eff.org/deeplinks/2021… @eff Un proceso judicial no puede, ni debe, tener motivaciones políticas. Los actores políticos deben apartarse del caso y dejar que se haga justicia. 2/ eff.org/es/deeplinks/2… eff.org/press/releases…
Jul 25, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
“It’s not hard to picture communities of color being disproportionately impacted by increased surveillance,” writes the SF Chronicle editorial board, in opposing expanded SFPD live access to non-city spy cams.

sfchronicle.com/opinion/editor…. We agree, and so does a broad coalition of Bay Area groups.

Jul 20, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
Indonesia's government has been working to coerce social media platforms, apps, and other online service providers to accept local jurisdiction over their content and users' data policies and practices. 1/
eff.org/deeplinks/2021… @EFF Indonesian’s MR5 regulation tightens the government’s grip over digital content and users’ data. EFF joined @safenetvoice and a dozen NGOs urging @kemkominfo to repeal MR5 and its amendment. 2/
Jul 20, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
EFF is disappointed by the latest draft of the American Data Privacy Protection Act, or the ADPPA, a federal comprehensive data privacy bill. While we are still digesting the 132-page version released yesterday, we have three initial objections. eff.org/document/july-… First, the bill would override many kinds of state privacy laws. EFF opposes rolling back state privacy protections to meet a lower federal standard. eff.org/document/decem…
Jul 18, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
India’s traceability mandates threaten end-to-end encryption. EFF, @CenDemTech, @article19org, @APC_News and partners call on India to withdraw the requirements and uphold strong E2E encryption. 1/ eff.org/deeplinks/2022… Encryption is crucial for private and secure communications. But the traceability mandates under India’s IT Rules require the encrypted messaging services to identify the ‘first originator’ of information on their platforms. 2/ eff.org/deeplinks/2021…
Jul 11, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
साइबर सुरक्षा पर भारत की नई कंप्यूटर इमरजेंसी रिस्पांस टीम (सीईआरटी-इन) के नियम इंटरमीडिएटरि, डेटा केंद्रों और वीपीएन पर कठोर डेटा प्रतिधारण शर्तो को लागु करके फ्री स्पीच और प्राइवेसी को मुसीबत में डाल सकते है। 1
internetfreedom.in/cert-in-guidel… सीईआरटी-इन नियमों के चलते वीपीएन को ग्राहक डेटा सहित आईपी एड्रेस एकत्र करने और जमा रखने की आवश्यकता होगी, भले ही ग्राहक ने अपनी सदस्यता रद्द कर दी हो, जिससे वीपीएन की सुरक्षा कमजोर होगी। 2
Jul 7, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
India’s new Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) rules on cybersecurity may put privacy and free speech in peril by imposing draconian data retention obligations on intermediaries, data centers, and VPNs. 1/ internetfreedom.in/cert-in-guidel… The CERT-In rules require VPNs to collect and retain subscriber data including IP addresses, even after the customer has canceled their subscription, thus weakening VPNs’ security protection. 2/