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Security Education Companion
A free resource for digital security educators

Welcome to the Security Education Companion! SEC is a resource for people teaching digital security to their friends and neighbors.

If you are new to digital security, want tutorials for privacy-protecting tools, or want translated guides in 11 languages, head to Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD).

Lessons

Putting together a lesson plan for a digital security workshop? Check out our beginner-friendly lesson modules.

Passwords

Passwords

Duration: 1 hour
Beginning
Social media

Locking Down Social Media

Duration: 1 hour
Beginning
Threat model 2

Threat Modeling

Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour and 30 minutes
BeginningIntermediate

Security News

Want to stay up-to-date with security news? Check out our curated posts from EFF's Deeplinks blog.

To #DeleteFacebook or Not to #DeleteFacebook? That Is Not the Question

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Since the Cambridge Analytica news hit headlines, calls for users to ditch the platform have picked up speed. Whether or not it has a critical impact on the company’s user base or bottom line, the message from #DeleteFacebook is clear: users are fed up.

EFF is not here to tell you whether or not to delete Facebook or any other platform. We are here to hold Facebook accountable no matter who’s using it, and to push it and other tech companies to do better for users.

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Data Privacy Policy Must Empower Users and Innovation

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As the details continue to emerge regarding Facebook's failure to protect its users' data from third-party misuse, a growing chorus is calling for new regulations. Mark Zuckerberg will appear in Washington to answer to Congress next week, and we expect lawmakers and others will be asking not only what happened, but what needs to be done to make sure it doesn't happen again.

As recent revelations from Grindr and Under Armour remind us, Facebook is hardly alone in its failure to...

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The FBI Could Have Gotten Into the San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone, But Leadership Didn’t Say That

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The Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) last week released a new report that supports what EFF has long suspected: that the FBI’s legal fight with Apple in 2016 to create backdoor access to a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone was more focused on creating legal precedent than it was on accessing the one specific device.

The report, called a “special inquiry,” details the FBI’s failure to be completely forthright with Congress, the courts, and the American...

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