[NetBehaviour] EFF Releases How-To Guide to Fight Government Spying.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Mar 6 09:38:55 CET 2009

EFF Releases How-To Guide to Fight Government Spying.

'Surveillance Self-Defense' Gives Practical Advice on Protecting Your 
Private Data

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched its 
Surveillance Self-Defense project today -- an online how-to guide for 
protecting your private data against government spying. You can find the 
project at http://ssd.eff.org.

EFF created the Surveillance Self-Defense site to educate Americans 
about the law and technology of communications surveillance and computer 
searches and seizures, and to provide the information and tools 
necessary to keep their private data out of the government's hands. The 
guide includes tips on assessing the security risks to your personal 
computer files and communications, strategies for interacting with law 
enforcement, and articles on specific defensive technologies such as 
encryption that can help protect the privacy of your data.

"Despite a long and troubling history in this country of the government 
abusing its surveillance powers, most Americans know very little about 
how the law protects them or about how they can take steps to protect 
themselves against government surveillance," said EFF Senior Staff 
Attorney Kevin Bankston. "The Surveillance Self-Defense project offers 
citizens a legal and technical toolkit with tips on how to defend 
themselves in case the government attempts to search, seize, subpoena or 
spy on their most private data."


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