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Don't Let TPP Become the Next ACTA:
Contact Your Lawmakers and Demand Transparency!
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a trade agreement currently being negotiated by the United States and eight other countries. Like ACTA, the TPP is being negotiated in secret, and on a fast timetable. We don’t know what’s in the TPP IP chapter, and that’s what worries us. Entertainment industry executives who are members of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee will likely get to see the agreement drafts – again – but the rest of us will be kept in the dark unless we speak up now.
Stop the NSA Fake Fix
The FISA Improvements Act of 2013 seeks to bolster some of the worst forms of NSA surveillance and grant new authority to the NSA to engage in spying.worst NSA surveillance programs and grant new authority to the NSA to engage in surveillance.
Oppose this Bill
Massive Surveillance Exposed
Recent reports by the Guardian and the Washington Post confirm secret spying programs on phone records and Internet activity. It's time for a full accounting of America's secret spying programs—and an end to unconstitutional surveillance.
Demand answers now
Reject Secret FBI Backdoors in Your Communications
A new proposal reportedly allows the FBI to listen in on any conversation online, regardless of the technology used, by mandating engineers build "backdoors" into communications software. The White House is currently debating whether or not to introduce the bill. EFF supporters should tell the administration now that it needs to stop this plan in its tracks.
Reform Computer Crime Law in Memory of Aaron Swartz
The tragic death of Aaron Swartz, a 26-year-old coder and social activist, has shone a light on the sad truth about America’s misguided computer crime law, the breadth of discretion given to overzealous prosecutors, and the unjust results that can occur when these two things work together. Congress must update the CFAA to ensure the penalties actually make sense in light of the behavior they're meant to punish.
Stop Secret Copyright Treaties
Lawmakers in Congress are just about to introduce a bill to hand over their own constitutional authority to debate and modify trade agreements that carry dangerously restrictive copyright enforcement provisions. Tell your Rep to stand up for your digital rights and preserve our constitutional checks and balances in government.
Unchain Your Phone — and All Your Devices
The Unlocking Technology Act is a bill that legalizes phone-unlocking by getting right to root of the issue. It provides an effective fix to the real problem in copyright: companies can exploit one-sided laws to prohibit users from modifying or repairing their devices by locking the technology with software. Congress is holding hearings on copyright reform—contact your legislators today to make sure the public voice is heard.
Defend Innovation: Speak Out Against Software Patents
The patent system is in crisis, and it endangers the future of software development in the United States. Let's create a system that defends innovation, instead of hindering it.
Secure Open Access to Taxpayer-Funded Research
Government agencies invest millions of taxpayer dollars into scientific research every year, and yet you — the taxpayer — don't have access to the results unless you pay thousands of dollars to buy academic journals. The Fair Access to Science & Technology Research (FASTR) Act would fix this.
CISPA is Back
CISPA would grant companies more power to obtain “threat” information (such as from private communications of users) and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant -- including sending data to the National Security Agency. Join EFF in opposing it now.
Speak out now.
Three Things Students Can Do Now to Promote Open Access
The open access movement is a long-standing campaign in the world of research to make scholarly works freely available and reusable. Today, students and citizens face barriers accessing information they need; professors have a harder time reviewing and teaching the state of the art; and cutting-edge research remains hidden behind paywalls, depriving it of the visibility it deserves.
The good news is that the open access movement is changing all this, and you can help.
Find out how
Fight Patent Trolls. Support the SHIELD Act.
Patent trolls are suing everyday users and creators of common technology—podcasters, mobile app developers, cafes that run Wi-Fi, and too much more. The SHIELD Act works by making the troll model of absurd lawsuits and clever settlements much more financially infeasible. Tell Congress to support the SHIELD Act and defend innovation today.
Stop the trolls!
Call on US Internet Companies to Demand Accountability and Transparency
The massive NSA surveillance dragnet is of grave concern to people inside and outside of the U.S. alike — especially considering that it was justified under foreign surveillance laws. If you're outside of the U.S., take this action to call on the chief executives at the top Internet companies implicated in the PRISM spying program, and urge them to push on Congress to bring the accountability and transparency we need.
Support Federal Protection for Blogger's Rights
Join EFF and the Public Participation Project in calling on Congress to support the PETITION Act, strong federal anti-SLAPP legislation. The concept is simple: when a blogger faces a legal threat for legitimate online content, she can file a motion to get the case dismissed quickly. If the case is found to be frivolous in court, she won't have to pay the legal fees.
Demand a Free and Open Internet
Sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom to join a growing movement fighting for rights in the digital world. Join EFF in calling on elected officials to safeguard free expression, privacy, and innovation online.
Don't Let Privacy Law Get Stuck in 1986: Demand a Digital Upgrade to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act
If the government wants to track our cell phones, or see what web sites we’ve visited, or rummage through our Gmail, or read our private messages on Facebook, it should be required to go to a judge and get a search warrant based on probable cause.
Demand a privacy upgrade!
Instead of cutting Schools, Hospitals and Police on the streets, why not cut benefits for the Bankers?
Cut the Benefits to the Bankers!
The AE911Truth Petition:
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND
OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Please Take Notice That:
On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 – specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7. We believe there is sufficient doubt about the official story to justify re-opening the 9/11 investigation. The new investigation must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that might have been the actual cause of the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7.
Sincerely, The Undersigned
PLEASE Sign Here Now: http://www2.ae911truth.org/signpetition.php
Why Building 7?
“Nearly ten years since the attacks that took my son’s life, we have not received an impartial, evidence-based accounting of the events of that day, even though they have been used to justify a war we are told will not end in our lifetimes. The collapse of Building 7 is one anomaly among many, but we focus on Building 7 because it is clear that when America becomes aware of it, common sense will prevail, public demand for the truth will grow and it will pave the way to a broader investigation of 9/11.
Please join me in calling upon the Manhattan District Attorney
and the New York City Council to open a new investigation.”
Father of Bobby McIlvaine, WTC 1
Join For Truth: http://rememberbuilding7.org/
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