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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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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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Cops Running DNA-Manufactured Faces Through Face Recognition Is a Tornado of Bad Ideas

By Paige Collings and Matthew Guariglia / Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) In keeping with law enforcement’s grand tradition of taking antiquated, invasive, and oppressive technologies, making them digital, and then calling it innovation, police in the U.S. recently combined two existing dystopian technologies in a brand new way to violate civil liberties. A police force in […]