sabato 18 gennaio 2020

EFFector List 18 gen 2020: Don't Sell Out Nonprofits


Don't Sell Out Nonprofits - EFFector 32.18

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Over 21,000 people, 600 organizations, and now several senators have asked ICANN—the organization that regulates the Internet's domain name system—to halt a $1 billion deal that would turn control over the .ORG domain registry to private equity. We need your help to tell ICANN: .ORGs are not for sale. Before any change in who operates the .ORG registry can take place, the nonprofits and non-governmental organizations that make .ORG their home must be given a voice, and ICANN must answer important questions about the deal.
American tech companies are currently acting on sanctions through an overbroad lens, making it much harder for Iranian people to be able to share their stories with each other and with the broader world.
A new report, called Out of Control: How Consumers Are Exploited by the Online Advertising Industry, published by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC), looks at the hidden side of the data economy and its findings are alarming. The NCC report shows that a huge surveillance industry has built up around us. Instead, we need a user-oriented tech ecosystem that does not treat user data like a free resource to be exploited. To build alternative solutions to the incumbent online advertising systems, we need new laws that create strong privacy rights.

EFF Updates

EFF has spent the past year defending this law in the California legislature, but we realize that not everyone has been following it as closely as we have. So here are answers to ten frequently asked questions we've heard about the CCPA.
If you live in Virginia, now's a chance for a big step forward. Tell your lawmaker you want to pass H.B. 759, and protect free speech in Virginia.
EFF strongly opposes any targeting of people for digital surveillance based on their race, religion, or nationality, at our border and in our interior. And we remind all members of the public to practice surveillance self-defense.
In January, EFF filed an amicus brief asking the court to reject trademark protection for "," pointing out that other travel companies that use variations of the word "booking" in their domain names could face legal threats if the mark were granted.
Ring is attempting to place the blame for recent security breaches squarely at the feet of their customers for reusing passwords, using weak passwords, and not turning on two-factor authentication. The truth is that Ring itself deserves the largest share of blame for every attack that their users have suffered.
A recent constitutional challenge launched by a coalition of activist and media groups could change mass surveillance in Germany. Will the court's decision have any impact on surveillance in the United States?
If 2018 was the year of communities standing together in the fight for democratic control over whether or not police may acquire surveillance technology, 2019 was the year that many of these same communities led the charge to ban government face surveillance. 


January 21, 2020 - 6:00pm
Portland, OR
Smart City PDX is preparing two separate ordinances to ban face recognition — one for public agencies and another for private entities — and both are tentatively scheduled for City Council hearings this spring. Bring your questions and join the discussion!
January 24, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Los Angeles
Location: ICANN, 12025 E Waterfront Dr, Playa Vista, CA 90094
Don't let a private equity firm take over .ORG! On Friday, January 24th, join EFF, NTEN, Fight for the Future, Demand Progress, and other nonprofits for a rally outside ICANN's offices in Los Angeles. We'll be delivering our petition, signed by over 21,000 individuals and 600 organizations and NGOs, to ICANN staff. This is an important moment in the SaveDotOrg campaign and we want you to join us!
January 25, 2020 - 2:20pm
Oakland, CA
Location: Mills College
Cell phones often act like an extension of ourselves, so security is of growing importance. What happens when law enforcement wants to see your phone? How can you browse on your phone more safely?  
January 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
San Francisco
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
At USENIX's Enigma 2020 Conference, please join the Coalition Against Stalkerware for a conversation about how online tools can perpetuate harassment, stalking, abuse,  violence, and, most importantly, the role of Silicon Valley technologists and companies in addressing the intimate partner threat model.
January 31, 2020 - 12:00pm to February 2, 2020 - 2:00pm
Washington, DC
EFF is thrilled to be part of ShmooCon 2019. Stop by the EFF booth to chat with some of our team and learn about the latest developments in defending digital freedom for all. You can even pick up a special gift as a token of our thanks when you take advantage of our membership specials or donate!


Take a look at this New York Times deep dive into the uses and limits for face recognition.
EFF's Eva Galperin has been leading the fight against stalkerware.

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