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'Threat to Our Privacy and Civil Liberties': Nearly 40 Groups Demand Congress Ban Facial Recognition Surveillance
"Even if the technology were accurate, it cannot be dissociated from the racist policies that are embedded in policing."
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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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Robert and Melissa Williams, and their young daughters, appeared in a video circulated Wednesday by the ACLU. (Photo: ACLU/YouTube) News
ACLU Demands Lawmakers Act After Michigan Man Wrongfully Arrested 'Because Face Recognition Can't Tell Black People Apart'
"It's past time for lawmakers to prevent the continued use of this technology. What happened to the Williams family should never happen again."
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100+ Racial Justice Groups Urge Congress to Defund 'Unconstitutional and Dangerous' Police Surveillance
"Use of these tools to monitor protesters is having a chilling effect against those exercising their constitutional rights to assemble and express their views."
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Bernie Sanders Calls on Congress to 'Ban Facial Recognition Technology for All Policing'
"Facial recognition technology violates the privacy and civil liberties of Americans, and deepens racial bias in policing."
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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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To ensure public participation in this joint effort to slow the spread of the virus, citizens must be able to trust these new public health applications. (Photo: Monsitj/iStock via Getty Images) Views
Designing Technology to Protect Civil Liberties During the Pandemic
Thoughtful citizens who want to protect democracy and public health should take a pro-science and pro-civil liberties stance and avoid succumbing to fear and sloganeering.
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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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A live demonstration uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition in dense crowd spatial-temporal technology at the Horizon Robotics exhibit at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2019 in Las Vegas on January 10, 2019. ( News
ACLU Sues Tech Firm to Halt 'Unlawful, Privacy-Destroying' Facial Recognition Activities
Clearview AI's behaviors, said one attorney, "represent one of the largest threats to personal privacy by a private company our country has faced."
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"If allowed, Clearview will destroy our rights to anonymity and privacy — and the safety and security that both bring. People can change their names and addresses to shield their whereabouts and identities from individuals who seek to harm them, but they can’t change their faces." (Photo: Fight for the Future) Views
We’re Taking Clearview AI to Court to End its Privacy-Destroying Face Surveillance Activities
The company’s surveillance activities are a threat to privacy, safety, and security.
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