Texas Legislation on the Electronic Frontier

The 87th Texas legislature is in Session! Below are a list of bills that fall under EFF-Austin’s radar of topics that reside among or impact the electronic frontier. Using a simple rating system of GOOD or BAD, you’ll see where we stand on these bills. You’ll also find more literarily digestible descriptions in contrast to…

The Aquarian Imaginarium: Annual EFF-Austin Holiday (Virtual) Party

Date:  December 9th 2020, 7 – 10pmLocation: Virtual (Zoom) Cost: Suggested donation of $20 gets you Zoom link to join Join EFF-Austin on Wednesday, December 9th, for our annual (virtual) holiday gathering and fundraiser* as we explore possibilities and our collective potential in the coming year and beyond. Treat yourself to a chance to be…

The 20th Annual EFF-Austin Gathering During SXSW Interactive

Featuring: Bruce Sterling (Chairman Bruce, the godfather of cyberpunk), author Christopher Brown with his talk “True dystopia: martial law and emergency powers in fact and fiction (including times of quarantine),” The Santa Fe Institute’s Michael Garfield with his talk, Complex Systems Science & The Social Hazards of the Nonlinear Frontier, and the 1st Annual Anti…

2020 Presidential Candidates

Photo from NBC Continually affecting issues such as surveillance and cyber-security, technology has a powerful impact on our society. With the approach of the 2020 Presidential election, it’s imperative for the citizenry to be made aware of the various technological stances and affiliations concerning our candidates. The graphs and tables below are intended to provide…

2019 Texas Legislature

2019 Texas Legislature   With the start of the 86th Texas Legislature, there are many tech and civil-liberties related bills. Below are summaries of some of those bills, with more to follow in the future. An informed citizenry is a powerful citizenry, so equip yourselves and those around you with this knowledge so that we…