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Add Bluetooth to the Long List of Border Surveillance Technology

By Matthew Guariglia, Cooper Quintin and Dave Maass / Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) A new report from news outlet NOTUS shows that at least two Texas counties along the U.S.-Mexico border have purchased a product that would allow law enforcement to track devices that emit Bluetooth signals, including cell phones, smartwatches, wireless earbuds, and car entertainment systems. […]

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Congress Should Just Say No to NO FAKES

By Corynne McSherry / Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) There is a lot of anxiety around the use of generative artificial intelligence, some of it justified. But it seems like Congress thinks the highest priority is to protect celebrities – living or dead. Never fear, ghosts of the famous and infamous, the U.S Senate is on it. […]

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US Senate and Biden Admin Usher in a Two Year Expansion of Unconstitutional Mass Surveillance

By Matthew Guariglia, Andrew Crocker, Cindy Cohn and Brendan Gilligan / Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) One week after it was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate has passed what Senator Ron Wyden has called, “one of the most dramatic and terrifying expansions of government surveillance authority in history.” President Biden then rushed […]

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The White House Is Wrong: Section 702 Needs Drastic Change

By Brendan Gilligan and Matthew Guariglia / Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) With Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act set to expire later this month, the White House recently released a memo objecting to the SAFE Act—legislation introduced by Senators Dick Durbin and Mike Lee that would reauthorize Section 702 with some reforms. The White House is wrong. SAFE […]

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US Supreme Court Does Not Go Far Enough in Determining When Government Officials Are Barred from Censoring Critics on Social Media

By Sophia Cope and David Greene / Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) After several years of litigation across the federal appellate courts, the U.S. Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion has finally crafted a test that lower courts can use to determine whether a government official engaged in “state action” such that censoring individuals on the official’s social […]

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Tell Congress: Stop the TikTok Ban

By The Electronic Frontier Foundation Congress is fast-tracking a bill that would effectively ban TikTok in the US, but do little for its alleged goal of protecting our private information and the collection of our data by foreign governments. Tell Congress: Instead of giving the President the power to ban entire social media platforms based […]

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Tell Congress: Stop the TikTok Ban

By The Electronic Frontier Foundation Congress is fast-tracking a bill that would effectively ban TikTok in the US, but do little for its alleged goal of protecting our private information and the collection of our data by foreign governments. Tell Congress: Instead of giving the President the power to ban entire social media platforms based […]