Electronic Frontier Foundation

It’s time to unite in defense of users.

Incoming President Donald Trump and many of his advisors have promised to ratchet up surveillance and censorship, while threatening the future of net neutrality, privacy, and encryption.  The Electronic Frontier Foundation is calling on technology companies to unite with us in defending Internet users. By working together, we can ensure that technology created to connect and uplift people worldwide is not conscripted into a tool of oppression.


Secure the network

Learn how you can secure your systems against this new threat.

  • Best practices for deleting unnecessary user data and encrypting communications.
  • EFF's wishlist for how specific tech companies can take steps to protect users.
  • Suggestions for tech leaders meeting with Trump.
  • A discussion of how tech companies can defend user rights through the court system.

Are you taking steps to secure your users’ data? Tell EFF about it.


Read EFF’s open letter to tech companies.

Wired Ad preview

Published in the January 2017 edition of Wired Magazine.

Text of the ad:

To the Technology Community:
Your threat model just changed.

Incoming President Donald Trump made campaign promises that, if carried out, threaten the free web and the rights of millions of people. He has praised attempts to undermine digital security, supported mass surveillance, and threatened net neutrality. He promised to identify and deport millions of your friends and neighbors, track people based on their religious beliefs, and suppress freedom of the press.


And he wants to use your servers to do it.


Today, we are calling on the technology community to unite with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in securing our networks against this threat.


Encrypt: Use HTTPS and end-to-end encryption for every user transaction, communication, and activity by default.


Delete: Scrub your logs. You cannot be made to surrender data you do not have.


Reveal: If you get a government request to monitor users or censor speech, tell the world.


Resist: Fight for user rights in court, on Capitol Hill, and beyond.


When you stand with users, we’ll stand with you. EFF has fought for the rights of technology creators and users for 26 years, through four different presidential administrations. As a nonpartisan nonprofit, we combine litigation, activism, and software development to defend civil liberties in the digital world.


The future of our democracy depends on an Internet that is free from censorship and government surveillance. Together we can ensure that technology created to connect and uplift people worldwide is not conscripted into a tool of oppression. Join us in defending users.



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