The EFF turns 15!
Last Sunday the Electronic Frontier Foundation had a birthday party. That wild teenager’s 15 years old now.
The EFF is one of many amazing NGO groups in The City working for progressive social change. They’re responsible for shaping the internet into what it’s become. They’ve done this in a way that’s beyond any other group involved in cyberspace. John Perry Barlow (co-founder) was actually the first person to apply the term cyberspace to the internet.
They defend your right to freedom on the internet. They support development of projects like Tor. Tor is a program that allows you participate in an anonymous onion routing network. You can use tor to help anonymize your websurfing, your use of IRC and most other internet communications.
They defend programmers and other digital artists. They go to court when the RIAA sues people for using P2P software. They’ll listen, they’ll offer advice and they’ll help you. They’ve helped me countless times.
If you work with computers or value freedom on the internet, I suggest you support the EFF either by becoming a member or by donating your time.
The entire set of my photos can be found on flickr.