EFF Urges Ninth Circuit to Hold Montana’s TikTok Ban Unconstitutional

Montana’s TikTok ban violates the First Amendment, EFF and others told the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a friend-of-the-court brief and urged the court to affirm a trial court’s holding from December 2023 to that effect. Montana’s ban (which EFF and others opposed) prohibits TikTok from operating anywhere within the state and imposes financial […]

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EFF to Court: Electronic Ankle Monitoring Is Bad. Sharing That Data Is Even Worse.

The government violates the privacy rights of individuals on pretrial release when it continuously tracks, retains, and shares their location, EFF explained in a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In the case, Simon v. San Francisco, individuals on pretrial release are challenging the City and County of San Francisco’s electronic […]

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UN forum in Bahrain closes with calls to support women entrepreneurs in conflict areas

Hailing from Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Sudan and Gaza, women entrepreneurs were in the spotlight at the closing of the 2024 World Entrepreneurship Investment Forum (WEIF), which has been running since Tuesday in Bahrain’s capital, Manama. During a panel discussion on ‘Women, Peace and Security’ and later in exclusive interviews with our UN News team that […]

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The Cybertiger Strikes Again! EFF’s 8th Annual Tech Trivia Night

Being well into spring, with the weather getting warmer, we knew it was only a matter of time till the Cybertiger awoke from his slumber. But we were prepared. Prepared to quench the Cybertiger’s thirst for tech nerds to answer his obscure and fascinating minutiae of tech-related questions. But how did we prepare for the […]

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Global economic growth improves but ‘downsides’ lurk

The world economy is forecast to grow by 2.7 per cent in 2024, up from 2.4 per cent projected at the start of the year. Growth will reach 2.8 per cent in 2025, representing a slight increase. These changes are mainly due to better-than-expected performance in some large developed and emerging countries, notably Brazil, India, […]

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UN forum in Bahrain endorses declaration on entrepreneurship and innovation for the SDGs

The fifth Manama Declaration, named after the Bahraini capital where the 2024 World Entrepreneurship Investment Forum (WEIF) has been running since Tuesday, echoed the gathering’s theme: innovation can drive development of technologies and products to help address socioeconomic and environmental challenges.   The resulting economic advances can provide the resources needed to invest in sustainable […]

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Fair Use Still Protects Histories and Documentaries—Even Tiger King

Copyright’s fair use doctrine protects lots of important free expression against the threat of ruinous lawsuits. Fair use isn’t limited to political commentary or erudite works – it also protects popular entertainment like Tiger King, Netflix’s hit 2020 documentary series about the bizarre and sometimes criminal exploits of a group of big cat breeders. That’s […]

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Coalition to Calexico: Think Twice About Reapproving Border Surveillance Tower Next to a Public Park

On the southwest side of Calexico, a border town in California’s Imperial Valley, a surveillance tower casts a shadow over a baseball field and a residential neighborhood. In 2000, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (the precursor to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)) leased the corner of Nosotros Park from the city for $1 a […]

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UN forum in Bahrain: Innovation as the key to solving global problems

Getting under way in Manama, the fifth World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum (WEIF), with a key focus on Arab and African regions, is being held under the theme of ‘Achieving the [Sustainable Development Goals] through Fostering Innovation and Economic Growth’.   Over the next three days, the forum will weigh urgent issues such as poverty, inequality, […]

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