Open Access Week at UT-Austin

September 29, 2013

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. Research funding agencies, universities, and the general public are supporting a move towards […]

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“Terms and Conditions May Apply”: screening September 19th at Stateside

September 14, 2013

As anyone who has been keeping up with the news lately can tell you, there are a number of ways the American (and global) public is non-consensually forking over data to government surveillance agencies. While warrantless surveillance is an extremely important topic of discussion, we should also consider our responsibility to know what personal information […]

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Einstein, Pizza, and Privacy

August 21, 2013

Pizza Cat Face in Deep Space (click for awesome) Albert Einstein is credited with coming up with the observation that “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” He didn’t really say that, but actually said something better in 1946 as part […]

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EFF-Austin at Restore the Fourth ATX (Jul 4)

July 5, 2013

Gregory Foster of EFF-Austin speaks at the Restore the Fourth event in Austin, Texas (July 4, 2013) on the secret USPS Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program, the Edward Snowden NSA leaks, general warrants, and the Fourth Amendment. Restore the Fourth National – website, @Restore_the4th, #RestoreThe4th, #RT4 Austin – Facebook Group, Facebook Event, reddit, @Restore4thATX, […]

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EFF-Austin on KOOP radio (Jun 17)

June 20, 2013

EFF-Austin’s Jon Lebkowsky and Gregory Foster were interviewed by Mark Boyden on KOOP Radio’s “Reflections of Community Outreach” program on June 17, 2013. The conversation ranged across the history of EFF-Austin, the 2013 Texas Legislature session, and NSA domestic spying. http://www.koop.org/schedule/detail.php?ext=info&oa_id=42

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Help protect geolocation privacy with Texas HB1608

May 7, 2013

TxEPC Action! This Thursday May 9th, the Texas House of Representatives votes on HB1608 to determine whether our state will respect the privacy of your mobile phone geolocation data. Mobile phones are designed to track everywhere they go, and we think law enforcement should have to demonstrate probable cause to a judge before gaining access […]

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Public Hearing: Texas SB786 and HB1608

March 27, 2013

Hearings at the Texas Legislature were live tweeted by Gregory Foster for EFF-Austin and TxEPC. [View the story "Public Hearing: Texas SB786 and HB1608" on Storify] Public Hearing: Texas SB786 and HB1608 Cellphone tracking legislation. Storified by Jon Lebkowsky· Wed, Mar 27 2013 08:47:46 #HB1608 on cellphone geolocation #privacy will be heard by the Criminal […]

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March 26 is Privacy Day

March 25, 2013

Law enforcement agencies have been allowed, even encouraged, to follow the actions and movements of citizens more closely at a time when digital technologies have amplified their ability to do so, and laws to protect privacy and ensure that the wheels of justice are not rolling over our rights haven’t kept up. EFF-Austin is currently […]

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Participating in Public Hearings of Committees of the Texas House of Representatives

March 24, 2013

“Freedom of Speech” by Norman Rockwell (1943) One of the most important moments in a piece of legislation’s lifecycle is its public hearing. This is the opportunity for a bill to be formally considered by its assigned committee, and a decision made as to whether the bill will be reported out of committee to the […]

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EFF & EFF-Austin host Hack Digital Freedom: #SXSW (March 9)

March 7, 2013

Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation, EFF-Austin, and iSEC Partners for a special gathering to celebrate digital freedom! Learn, discuss, and network with online civil liberties supporters and meet the people behind the world’s leading digital rights organizations. Raise a glass with us and discover what’s next in free expression, digital privacy, and protecting the future […]

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