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Surveillance Self-Defense

We’re the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an independent non-profit working to protect online privacy for nearly thirty years. This is Surveillance Self-Defense : our expert guide to protecting you and your friends from online spying. Read the BASICS to fi...

What a US Privacy Law should Include

“We believe that privacy is a fundamental human right. No matter what country you live in, that right should be protected in keeping with four key principles” said Tim Cook at the Opening the conference before the Apple CEO took to the stage, Europ...

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Facebook is conducting mass surveillance through its apps

Facebook used its apps to gather information about users and their friends, including some who had n...

Surveillance Cameras Made by China Are Hanging All Over the U.S.

Company 42%-owned by the Chinese government sold devices that monitor U.S. Army base, Memphis street...

Surveillance and Stereotypes

Shoplifters contribute to billions of dollars of loss each year of which 40% are juveniles. To comba...

All about Mass Surveillance

Mass surveillance is the subjection of a population or significant component of a group to indiscrim...

What the Five Eyes global surveillance program does for you

The Five Eyes alliance is a secretive, global surveillance arrangement of States comprised of the Un...

Communications Surveillance – Everything you need to know

Communications surveillance is the monitoring, interception, collection, preservation and retention...

Former Facebook executive says Google, Facebook are ‘surveillance states’ and risk more regulation

Even though he was once an executive at Facebook, Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital He...

Online surveillance companies netting profits from your data

If the government isn’t accessing your data directly they are paying private companies that ga...