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EFF launches TOSsed Out, a project to highlight how content moderation by platforms, whether automated or by human intervention, unfairly bans people   —  San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launched TOSsed Out, a project to highlight the vast spectrum of people silenced …
May 21, 2019, 7:25 AM - In context

No evidence exists of bias in platforms' content moderation, and the First Amendment and Section 230 apply whether or not moderation is “politically neutral”   —  In April 2018, House Republicans held a hearing on the “Filtering Practices of Social Media Platforms” …
Apr 10, 2019, 4:25 PM - In context

Settling a lawsuit by alt weekly The Stranger, prosecutors and a federal court in Seattle agree to post details of warrantless surveillance requests   —  The public will learn how often federal investigators in Seattle obtain private details about your communications, such as who you called and when …
Jan 23, 2019, 4:35 PM - In context

Bird sends dubious DMCA takedown notice to Boing Boing over a post explaining how to legally buy an abandoned Bird scooter and convert it to a personal scooter   —  Every now and then we have to remind someone that it's not illegal for people to report facts that they dislike.
Jan 11, 2019, 5:30 PM - In context

EFF and Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School help eliminate “seven dirty words” restriction policy from .US domain name registrations, reinstating   —  Jeremy Rubin just wanted to speak out about the rise of white supremacist groups in the U.S. and raise some money to fight against those groups.
Sep 15, 2018, 8:20 PM - In context

Over 70 internet experts and pioneers pen letter opposing proposed EU copyright provision to require internet platforms filter content, before next week's vote   —  As Europe's latest copyright proposal heads to a critical vote on June 20-21, more than 70 Internet and computing luminaries …
Jun 15, 2018, 9:05 PM - In context

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The Ninth Circuit says scraping in violation of a site's ToS is not a crime when taking the data itself is permitted, in recent Oracle v. Rimini case   —  Good news out of the Ninth Circuit: the federal court of appeals heeded EFF's advice and rejected an attempt by Oracle to hold …
Jan 12, 2018, 9:00 PM - In context

FBI docs show a six year probe into documentarian Laura Poitras closed after dozens of border searches finding no evidence of crime or national security threats   —  The government recently revealed for the first time that federal agents maintained an open investigation of our client …
Dec 8, 2017, 3:05 PM - In context

EFF says it's resigning from W3C after the standards org voted for browser DRM, a move hostile to archiving, accessibility, security research, more   —  In 2013, EFF was disappointed to learn that the W3C had taken on the project of standardizing “Encrypted Media Extensions,” …
Sep 20, 2017, 2:40 AM - In context

When internet intermediaries like GoDaddy, Google, and CloudFlare bar neo-Nazis, dangerous precedent is set for silencing legitimate voices   —  In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that …
Aug 18, 2017, 3:35 AM - In context

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