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EFF

(Electronic Frontier Foundation, San Francisco, CA, www.eff.org) A non-profit civil liberties organization founded in 1990 by Mitchell Kapor and John Perry Barlow. It works in the public interest to protect privacy and freedom of expression in the arenas of computers and the Internet. The EFF's mission statement is "to help civilize the electronic frontier; to make it truly useful and beneficial not just to a technical elite, but to everyone; and to do this in a way which is in keeping with our society's highest traditions of the free and open flow of information and communication." First located in Cambridge, MA, the EFF continually monitors the online community for legal actions that may require its support.
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And before you can say Jack effing Robinson, you'll have David Dimbleby peering over his specs and asking to take the next effing question from the effing audience.
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When asked to introduce Arthur to perform his song 'save me' on stage, the 34-year-old singer called him "the effing brilliant James Arthur," the Mirror reported.
You want Gordon to march in and tell the crew, "Turn off that effing music!
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He says: "All you have to do is effing deny everything because that's all I'm effing doing is denying it."