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UN Expert Calls Detention of Chelsea Manning 'Open-Ended, Progressively Severe, Coercive Measure Amounting to Torture'
In a letter to the U.S. government, the special rapporteur on torture called for the immediate release of the whistleblower.
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Federal Study on Racial Biases in Facial Recognition Technology Confirms Warnings of Civil Liberties Groups
African American and Asian American men were misidentified 100 times as often as white men.
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A "Ring Stick Up Cam" is pictured at the Amazon Headquarters on September 20, 2018 in Seattle. News
Just Two Days After Product Warning Issued for Amazon Ring, Reporting Reveals Data of 3,000 Users Leaked
"This gives a potential attacker access to view cameras in somebody's home in some of these cases—that's a real serious potential invasion of privacy right there."
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An Amazon Ring camera is pictured at Amazon headquarters on September 20, 2018 in Seattle. News
New Campaign Demands Congress Probe the 'Ever-Expanding Surveillance Empire' of Amazon
Over a dozen groups call for a full congressional investigation in the online giant citing threats to privacy, security, and civil liberties posed by Alexa, Ring, and Rekognition.
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How Does Amazon Ring Protect User Privacy? "Basically, They Don't," Senator's Investigation Finds
Sen. Ed Markey found Amazon's lack of civil rights protections "nothing short of chilling."
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Handing Trump 'Terrifying Authoritarian Surveillance Powers,' House Democrats Include Patriot Act Reauthorization in Funding Bill
"Wow. House Democrats are ignoring civil liberties and including a three month straight reauthorization of the Patriot Act (with zero reform) in the continuing resolution."
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Activists with Fight for the Future took to Capitol Hill in the U.S. on Thursday to demonstrate to lawmakers, lobbyists, and journalists exactly why stronger restrictions are needed on facial recognition software. (Photo: Fight for the Future) News
'This Should Probably Be Illegal': Rights Advocates Target Lawmakers and Lobbyists With Facial Recognition Technology in US Capitol
"It's terrifyingly easy for anyone—a government agent, a corporation, or just a creepy stalker—to conduct biometric monitoring and violate basic rights at a massive scale. We did this to make a point."
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No Music For ICE News
#NoMusicForICE: 300+ Musicians Pledge to Boycott Amazon-Sponsored Events and Partnerships Over Contracts With US Agencies
"Nobody should ever have to live under the kind terrorism that ICE has inflicted upon countless immigrant communities."
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Just as Digital Privacy Advocates Warned, Bezos Admits Amazon Writing Its Own Laws on Facial Recognition
This technology, says one critic, "poses a profound threat to the future of human liberty that can't be mitigated by industry-friendly regulations."
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30+ Rights Groups Launch Campaign Demanding Law Enforcement Ban on 'Authoritarian and Invasive' Facial Recognition Technology
"We need to ban this technology outright, treat it like biological or nuclear weapons, and prevent it from proliferating before it's too late."
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