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Privacy Advocates Demand Ban on Facial Recognition in Schools in Response to Damning Study on the Technology
A new publication warns that the surveillance technology in schools could exacerbate racial biases.
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Privacy Advocates Herald Bill to Curb Corporate Use of 'Enormously Invasive' Facial Recognition Technology
"Do we really want to live under constant surveillance by unaccountable corporations?" said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "I don't."
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'This Bill Should Immediately Pass': Applause for New US Legislation to Ban Facial Recognition
"No one should have to fear the government tracking and identifying their face wherever they go."
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Amazon's One-Year Ban on Police Use of Its Facial Recognition Software Denounced as 'Nothing More Than a Public Relations Stunt'
"The reality is that facial recognition technology is too dangerous to be used at all."
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'Exceptionally Troubling': Researchers Show Hack-for-Hire Operation Targeted Groups Fighting for Climate Action and Net Neutrality
"If the investigation demonstrates that Exxon is behind these attacks, it only shows how far the fossil fuel industry will go to silence critics."
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.)., speaks during her weekly news conference in Washington on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
Pelosi Accused of 'Trying to Do an End-Run Around Her Own Party' by Sending Spy Powers Bill to Conference
"Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Schiff have done everything in their power to ensure the House cannot vote on the warrantless surveillance of Americans' internet activity."
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'We Live to Fight Another Day... Keep Calling,' Say Privacy Defenders as House Postpones Vote to Reauthorize FBI Mass Spying Powers
"Leadership will be working hard behind the scenes to strike some sketchy back room deal and try to get this through. We can't let that happen. Keep the pressure on."
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Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) answers questions on the recently released Republican plan to reform taxes on September 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
Rights Groups Demand House Democrats Fix Bill That Gives FBI Power to Search Browser Histories Without Warrant
"Collecting this information is as close to reading minds as surveillance can get. It is digital mining of the personal lives of Americans."
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 Sara Collins, policy counsel at Public Knowledge, said the new proposal "gratuitously preempts the much stronger FCC privacy protections governing mobile carriers. These protections have been used to ensure data on mobile phones are not shared with third parties without the user's permission." News
Critics Warn Covid-19 Digital 'Privacy' Bill Is Really 'Anti-Privacy' Bill in Disguise
"This bill is truly a privacy 'cure' worse than the disease."
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A cashier stands behind a partial protective plastic screen and wears a mask and gloves at the Presidente Supermarket on April 13, 2020 in Miami. News
On May Day, Pro-Worker Groups Demand Protections for Frontline Whistleblowers Who Expose Corporate Disregard for Labor Safety
"The current crisis has elevated workplace whistleblowing and collective action to a matter of national health."
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