EFF Campaigns

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Tell Congress to investigate CBP social media monitoring

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently proposed to ask travelers from countries on the State Department’s Visa Waiver Program list to provide their “social media identifier." Handing over a list of social media accounts to the government undermines freedom of expression, international law, and individual privacy. Tell the U.S. Congress to investigate.

Act blueandblacklock

Tell Congress to investigate CBP social media monitoring

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently proposed to ask travelers from countries on the State Department’s Visa Waiver Program list to provide their “social media identifier." Handing over a list of social media accounts to the government undermines freedom of expression, international law, and individual privacy. Tell the U.S. Congress to investigate.

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Tell HP — Say No to DRM

HP recently activated a secret feature in its Officejet Pro printers (and possibly other models) that causes the printers to refuse to print with third-party or recycled ink cartridges.

Please join us in demanding that HP say no to DRM.

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Tell Justin Trudeau: You can free Saeed Malekpour, Web developer and political prisoner.

Saeed Malekpour is a Canadian developer who was seized from the streets of Tehran by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in 2008. His crime? He wrote open source code for Web image uploads that was later used without his knowledge by an Iranian pornography site. Tell Justin Trudeau to fight for his freedom.

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Stop the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would lock the United States into its current broken copyright rules and empower foreign corporations to sue us if we reform them. Vital components of U.S. law such as fair use and net neutrality are missing or non-binding in the TPP.

The TPP is bad for users’ rights both in the U.S. and abroad. Please call your representative and demand that they oppose the TPP.

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Tell FCC to Enforce Its Rules Against Police Using Stingrays

For nearly 10 years, local police departments around the country have spied on cell networks using military grade surveillance tools in secret. This week, a coalition of civil rights groups lodged a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeking an enforcement action against the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) for using cell-site simulators—also known as IMSI-catchers or Stingrays—thousands of times since 2007 without warrants required by the U.S. Constitution, and without a license to use the electromagnetic spectrum required by the FCC.

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Keep State University Patents Away from Trolls

We’re asking state legislatures to pass laws to make sure that state universities don’t sell their patents to companies that will only use them to sue others. We’ve written sample legislation that lawmakers can use and adapt, and are eager to work with them to see the bills pass. Tell your state lawmakers: sponsor the Reclaim Invention Act!

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Tell Your University: Don't Sell Patents to Trolls

When universities invent, those inventions should benefit everyone. Unfortunately, they sometimes end up in the hands of patent trolls, companies that serve no purpose but to amass patents and demand money from other innovators and inventors.

Why are universities selling patents to trolls in the first place? Shouldn’t they sell their inventions to companies that will actually do something with them?

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Email Your Senators: Don't Expand FBI's Dangerous "National Security Letters"

National security hawks are pushing an amendment to expand the FBI's surveillance powers and make the "lone wolf" provision of the Patriot Act permanent. Tell your Senator now to vote against the McCain-Cornyn Amendment 4787.