Julian Assange’s Prosecution is about Much More Than Attempting to Hack a Password

Julian Assange’s Prosecution is about Much More Than Attempting to Hack a Password By Cindy Cohn The recent arrest of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange surprised many by hinging on one charge: a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) charge for a single, unsuccessful attempt to reverse engineer a password. This might not be the only charge Assange ultimately faces. The government can add more before the extradition decision and possibly even after that if it gets a waiver from the UK or otherwise. Yet some have claimed that as the…

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Big Wins for Privacy and Free Speech: 2018 in Review

Big Wins for Privacy and Free Speech: 2018 in Review By Cindy Cohn and Michael Rosenbloom As 2018 draws to a close, we’ve gathered together some of EFF’s key legal wins this year. Some of these wins are only stops along the way to a larger goal, but each is hard fought, whether we’re serving as counsel or amicus curiae. Every one of these victories helped move the needle of law in the direction of protecting your privacy and freedom of expression. EFF Helps Protect Against Location Tracking Carpenter v.…

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