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  Dear Mark Zuckerberg - EFFector 31.17

In our 743rd issue:

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  * Announcements <#announcements>
  * Job Openings <#jobopenings>
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    Top Features

      EFF, Human Rights Watch, and Over 70 Civil Society Groups Ask Mark
      Zuckerberg to Provide All Users with Mechanism to Appeal Content
      Censorship on Facebook

EFF and more than 70 human and digital rights groups are calling on Mark
Zuckerberg to add real transparency and accountability to Facebook’s
content removal process. Specifically, the groups demand that Facebook
clearly explain how much content it removes, both rightly and wrongly,
and provide /all /users with a fair and timely method to appeal removals
and get their content back up.

While Facebook is under enormous—and still mounting—pressure to remove
material that is truly threatening, without transparency, fairness, and
processes to identify and correct mistakes, Facebook’s content takedown
policies too often backfire and silence the very people that should have
their voices heard on the platform. 

“Facebook is way behind other platforms when it comes to transparency
and accountability in content censorship decisions,” said EFF Senior
Information Security Counsel Nate Cardozo. “We’re asking Mr. Zuckerberg
to implement the Santa Clara Principles, and release actual numbers
detailing how often Facebook removes content—and how often it does so

“We know that content moderation policies are being unevenly applied,
and an enormous amount of content is being removed improperly each week.
But we don’t have numbers or data that can tell us how big the problem
is, what content is affected the most, and how appeals were dealt with,”
said Cardozo. “Mr. Zuckerberg should make transparency about these
decisions, which affect millions of people around the world, a priority
at Facebook.”

      EFF Unveils Virtual Reality Tool To Help People Spot Surveillance
      Devices in Their Communities

We've launched _a virtual reality (VR) experience
<https://www.eff.org/pages/spot-surveillance-vr-experience-keeping-eye-big-brother>_ on our
website that teaches people how to spot and understand the surveillance
technologies police are increasingly using to spy on communities.

“We are living in an age of surveillance, where hard-to-spot cameras
capture our faces and our license plates, drones in the sky videotape
our streets, and police carry mobile biometric devices to scan people’s
fingerprints,” said EFF Senior Investigative Researcher Dave Maass. “We
made our ‘Spot the Surveillance’ VR tool to help people recognize these
spying technologies around them and understand what their capabilities

Spot the Surveillance, which works best with a VR headset but will also
work on standard browsers, places users in a 360-degree street scene in
San Francisco. In the scene, a young resident is in an encounter with
police. Users are challenged to identify surveillance tools by looking
around the scene. The experience takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

    EFF Updates

      EFF and MuckRock Release Records and Data from 200 Law Enforcement
      Agencies' Automated License Plate Reader Programs

EFF and MuckRock have filed hundreds of public records requests with law
enforcement agencies around the country to reveal how data collected
from automated license plate readers (ALPR) is used to track the travel
patterns of drivers. We focused exclusively on departments that contract
with surveillance vendor Vigilant Solutions to share data between their
ALPR systems.

We've released records obtained from 200 agencies, accounting for more
than 2.5-billion license plate scans in 2016 and 2017. This data is
collected regardless of whether the vehicle or its owner or driver are
suspected of being involved in a crime. In fact, the information shows
that 99.5% of the license plates scanned were not under suspicion at the
time the vehicles’ plates were collected.

      Leaks Show Europe's Attempts to Fix the Copyright Directive Are

The EU’s “Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive” is closer
than ever to becoming law in 28 European countries, and the deep
structural flaws in its most controversial clauses have never been more
evident. The directive is in the final leg of its journey into law:
the "trilogues," where the national governments of Europe negotiate with
the EU's officials to produce a final draft that will be presented to
the Parliament for a vote.

We're disappointed to see how little progress the trilogues have made in
the months since they disappeared behind their closed doors.  The lack
of progress suggests that the forces pushing for Articles 11 and 13 have
no idea how to fix the unfixable, and are prepared to simply foist them
on the EU, warts and all.

      Federal Researchers Complete Second Round of Problematic Tattoo
      Recognition Experiments

Despite igniting controversy over ethical lapses and the threat to civil
liberties posed by its tattoo recognition experiments the first time
around, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
recently completed its second major project evaluating software designed
to reveal who we are and potentially what we believe based on our body art.

Unsurprisingly, these experiments continue to be problematic. The latest
experiment was supposed to be limited to images collected by law
enforcement, but NIST went a step further and used the Nanyang
Technological University Tattoo Database, which was compiled from images
taken from Flickr users, for further research. 

      The Supreme Court Should Confirm, Again, that Abstract Software
      Patents Don’t Need a Trial to be Proved Invalid

We celebrated the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark
ruling in /Alice v. CLS Bank /this year. /Alice /made clear that generic
computers do not make abstract ideas eligible for patent protection.
Following the decision, district courts across the country started
rejecting ineligible abstract patents at early stages of
litigation. Unfortunately, /Alice/’s pro-innovation effects are already
in danger. 

      Google Chrome’s Users Take a Back Seat to Its Bottom Line

Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world. Chrome routinely
leads the pack in features for security and usability, most
recently helping to drive the adoption of HTTPS
But when it comes to privacy, specifically protecting users from
tracking, most of its rivals leave it in the dust.

      EFF's Newest Annual Report

For nearly 30 years, member support has allowed EFF to grapple with
technology and its impact on the future of our civil liberties. When our
eyes are so keenly focused on the horizon, sometimes we forget how far
we've come. Our just-published Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report
<https://www.eff.org/files/annual-report/2017/index.html> includes a
snapshot of that progress, with an update from EFF Executive Director
Cindy Cohn
<https://www.eff.org/files/annual-report/2017/index.html#EDLetterModal> and
highlights from the year, including: EFF's groundbreaking border search
<https://www.eff.org/files/annual-report/2017/index.html#PrivacyAlasaad> and
our battle against the dangerous rise of surveillance technology
our continuing fight to preserve the open web
<https://www.eff.org/files/annual-report/2017/index.html#InnovationNeutrality> and protect
creators and fight poor patent claims
and our efforts to meet the security needs of growing communities
<https://www.eff.org/files/annual-report/2017/index.html#StrengtheningSEC> and
speak up for bloggers and technologists silenced by the state
You'll also find information about our finances for fiscal year 2017


      Portland TA3M Meetup <https://www.eff.org/event/portland-ta3m-meetup>

Join Portland's Techno-Activism for a happy hour in November for some
great conversations around the normal TA3M topics or whatever else you'd
like to discuss. /A local organization in the Electronic Frontier
Alliance <https://www.eff.org/electronic-frontier-alliance> (not
EFF) will host this event./

      The End of Trust: McSweeney's 54 Issue Release with EFF

Join us on December 11 to celebrate the release of The End of Trust
<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/11/end-trust-sale-bookstores-and-free-download-now> (McSweeney's
Issue 54), which features more than 30 writers and artists investigating
surveillance in the digital age, including many EFF staff members. There
will be a reading and panel discussion with EFF Executive Director Cindy
Cohn and Special Advisor contributor Cory Doctorow.

    Job Openings

      Designer <https://www.eff.org/opportunities/jobs/designer>

We're seeking a designer with a strong background in web and graphic
design. A successful candidate will have a good understanding of the
principles of web design, a portfolio demonstrating their skills, and
experience collaborating with web developers.

      Executive Team Coordinator

We're looking for a smart and motivated person with excellent
organization and communication skills to provide administrative support
for EFF’s Executive Team.

      Frank Stanton Legal Fellowship

We're now accepting applications for our 2019-2021 Frank Stanton
Fellowship. Applicants should be recent law school graduates or law
students who will be graduating no later than Spring 2019, and have an
interest in developing an expertise in First Amendment issues implicated
by new technologies. 


      Follow the Trail of a License Plate

Use this incredible interactive tool to explore how automated license
plate readers allow Atlanta police to track a single vehicle across the
city. (knightlab)

      The Newest Jim Crow

Data scientist Cathy O'Neil on risk assessments in The New York Times
Opinion Section: "It’s tempting to believe that computers will be
neutral and objective, but algorithms are nothing more than opinions
embedded in mathematics.” (New York Times)

      Manhattan DA Cy Vance Says The Only Solution To Device Encryption
      Is Federally-Mandated Backdoors

Despite experts’ consensus that doing so would endanger all our
security, Cy Vance still insists that encryption backdoors are a good
idea. TechDirt’s Tim Cushing takes apart Manhattan DA’s anti-encryption
report. (TechDirt)

      The Cybersecurity 202: Amazon is Now at the Center of a Debate
      Over Public Safety Versus Privacy

"Now that everything has a microphone or a sensor, the amount of data
[available] is just so many orders of magnitude greater," says EFF
Senior Information Security Counsel Nate Cardozo about the growing use
of Internet of Things devices. (Washington Post)

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