Julian Assange: Reddit IAmA

June 19, 2014

View it here. “What can ordinary people do? Support and promote projects that are acting at scale. WikiLeaks is my realisation of this tension, but there are a flood of others starting. The clash between diversity and global uniformity which has been created by wiring the world to itself is now in play. You are […]

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Encryption is for Everyone!

June 7, 2014

EFF’s Jillian C. York gave this presentation (timed for “Reset the Net”) at the Personal Democracy Forum. Encryption is for everyone! from Jillian York

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EFF-Austin Meetup: A Discussion of EFF Activism from Hackers to Spies

May 20, 2014

We know that there are many challenges that the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other online activist/advocacy organizations are confronting today. We’re no longer on the Electronic Frontier – the frontier is more than settled, and now we’re getting into increasingly complex issues of infrastructure and connectivity, digital “property,” mass online surveillance, police surveillance, etc. Organizations […]

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EFF’s Transparency Litigation (FOIA)

March 21, 2014

A “handy infographic illustrating EFF’s current Freedom of Information Act caseload” via eff.org.

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals: No Post-Arrest Cell Phone Searches Without Warrants

February 26, 2014

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which is the state supreme court for criminal cases, issued its long-awaited ruling in Texas v. Granville today.  The wait was well worth it.  The CCA ruled that Texas police can no longer search someone’s cell phone without a warrant after they’ve been arrested.  Eight of the court’s nine justices […]

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Following Up on ECPA Reform

February 5, 2014

Last night, I represented EFF-Austin on a panel discussion hosted by America’s Future Foundation and Google.  The topic for the evening was the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 and a good time was had by all.  Fonda San Miguel proved itself a wonderful location for technology and privacy enthusiasts to congregate and discuss the […]

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Terms and Conditions May Apply

January 14, 2014

Our Restore the Fourth friends were promoting a screening of this documentary in Austin a few months ago. Here’s the website for the film: http://tacma.net/ And here’s the film:

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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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