Why you should care about The EFF

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EFF stands for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a non-profit organization that works mostly in the legal system to fight corporate and government infringement of people’s rights, especially where technology is concerned. Think Atticus Finch meets the kids from Hackers and you’re kinda, sorta, not really there but you get where I’m going with this, right?

Anyway, the EFF has guts. Their first legal battle was to help a small roll playing game developer (Steve Jackson Games) who had been illegally raided and nearly financially ruined by the United States Freakin’ Secret Service. The EFF then went on to square off against many more bullies; defending the privacy, rights, and values of people who like freedom. You can check out a list of their exploits here: https://www.eff.org/cases

The EFF also works to raise awareness about privacy, fair use, and freedom of speech issues through whitepapers. They have a wonderful Bloggers’ Rights section on their website with tons of information including a legal guide for bloggers.

My point here is, the EFF is working hard to keep The Internet free and user’s privacy and rights intact; if you value those things, you should probably support them by donating.

You can donate to the EFF by going here: https://supporters.eff.org/donate.

Oh yeah, and Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame thinks they’re cool too.

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