Electronic Frontier Foundation

Weed

California Weed Dispensaries Can Legally Sell Customer Information to Data Brokers

California is expected to become the largest weed industry in the United States, but unlike other legalized states, it has no laws in place to protect cannabis consumer data.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.7.18
Facebook

This Guy Is Selling All His Facebook Data on eBay

“I realized that I’d been selling my data for free for ages, and decided it was time to cash in.”
Daniel Oberhaus
5.29.18
humans of the year

The EFF’s Eva Galperin Keeps Activists Safe Online

The director of cybersecurity wants activists to remember to celebrate their wins.
Corin Faife
3.21.17
cars

You Should Be Able to Use Tesla's Self-Driving Mode to Make Money

The company prohibits using self-driving mode for 'revenue purposes' outside its forthcoming network. But legal precedents support overriding this restriction.
Corin Faife
12.9.16
crime

Judge Won’t Consider EFF’s Arguments in FBI Mass Hacking Case

Judge says the civil liberties group does not provide “neutral discussion” of the issues.
Joseph Cox
3.23.16
crime

FBI Warrant Used to Hack Child Porn Visitors Was Unconstitutional, EFF Argues

Attorneys from the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a strongly-worded amicus brief in a case related to the FBI's takeover of child pornography site Playpen.
Joseph Cox
3.3.16
Power

A New Advocacy Group Is Lobbying for the Right to Repair Everything

As all our things become ‘smart,’ companies are increasingly saying that fixing them is illegal.
Jason Koebler
2.2.16
News

T-Mobile CEO to EFF: ‘Who the Fuck Are You?’

John Legere says his critics are arguing 'semantics' about the net neutrality implications of T-Mobile's video streaming program.
Jason Koebler
1.7.16
News

T-Mobile’s Binge On Indiscriminately Throttles All Video Content

The provider is throttling streaming speeds of videos that aren’t subject to the program, making it worse for the open internet than originally thought.
Jason Koebler
1.4.16
Futures

The 11 Stupidest Patents of 2015

From the internet of dildos to having someone else pay the phone bill, trolls filed lot of patently ridiculous patents.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.1.16
Terraform

​Be Seeing You

In a future where the company owns—and watches—everything, a freelance bodyguard must confront her genetically-engineered superiors.
Madeline Ashby
12.24.15
security

Why DMCA Rulemaking Is an Unsustainable Garbage Train

Every three years, the Librarian of Congress puts a whole bunch of researchers through a twisted bureaucratic process.
Sarah Jeong
11.3.15
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