EFF Condemns the Unjust Conviction and Sentencing of Activist and Friend Alaa Fatttah

EFF is deeply saddened and angered by the news that our friend, Egyptian blogger, coder, and free speech activist Alaa Abd El Fattah, long a target of oppression by Egypt’s… Read more

Police Use of Artificial Intelligence: 2021 in Review

Decades ago, when imagining the practical uses of artificial intelligence, science fiction writers imagined autonomous digital minds that could serve humanity. Sure, sometimes a HAL 9000 or WOPR would subvert… Read more

2021 Year in Review: EFF Graphics

EFF’s small design team sometimes struggles to keep up with the frenetic pace of our activist, legal and development colleagues. Whenever EFF launches a new legal case, activism campaign, tech project,… Read more

Every State Has a Chance to Deliver a “Fiber for All” Broadband Future: 2021 in Review

This year’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)—also known as the bipartisan infrastructure package—delivered on a goal EFF has sought for years. It finally creates a way… Read more

Shining a Light on Black Box Technology Used to Send People to Jail: 2021 Year in Review

If you’re accused of a crime based on an algorithm’s analysis of the evidence, you should have a right to refute the assumptions, methods, and programming of that algorithm. Building… Read more

Where Net Neutrality Is Today and What Comes Next: 2021 in Review

When all is said and done—and there are some major steps to take in 2022—the United States will mark 2021 as the last year without federal net neutrality protections. Next… Read more

In 2021, We Told Apple: Don't Scan Our Phones

Strong encryption provides privacy and security for everyone online. We can’t have private conversations, or safe transactions, without it. Encryption is critical to democratic politics and reliable economic transactions around… Read more

The Battle for Communications Privacy in Latin America: 2021 in Review

Uncovering government surveillance and fighting for robust and effective legal safeguards and oversight is a continuous battle in Latin American countries. Surveillance capabilities and technologies are becoming more intrusive and… Read more

Vaccine Passports: 2021 in Review

2021 has been the year of vaccines, in light of the continuing worldwide pandemic. It has also been the year of vaccine passports. To fully tell this story, let’s go… Read more

Stalkerware: 2021 in Review

Stalkerware—that is, commercially-available apps that can be covertly installed on another person’s device for the purpose of monitoring their activity without their knowledge or consent—is nothing new, but 2021 has… Read more