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An RC-26 spy plane in flight. (Photo: Christopher Ebdon/Flickr cc) News
National Guard Spy Plane Monitored Racial Justice Protest in Sleepy Sacramento Suburb Where Commander Lives: Report
Gov. Gavin Newsom's office has acknowledged that the surveillance "should not have happened."
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More than 10,000 people turned out for a June 3, 2020 Black youth-led protest in support of Black lives near Dolores Park in San Francisco (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) News
San Francisco Activists Sue City Over 'Illegal Dragnet Surveillance' of George Floyd, BLM Protests
Such practices by police are "completely at odds with the First Amendment and should never be allowed," said an ACLU lawyer on the case.
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal is one of 39 House lawmakers who sent a letter to the Trump administration asking critical questions about government domestic mass surveillance. (Photo: Alex Edelman/Getty Images)  News
'Our Right to Privacy Is at Stake': Jayapal Leads Demand for White House Answers on Possible Illegal Mass Surveillance
"We are concerned that the executive branch may, once again, be using questionable legal theories of executive authority to justify the illegal surveillance of the American people," the 39 lawmakers wrote.
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'Every City Council Should Follow Suit': Portland, Oregon Becomes First US City to Ban Corporate Use of Facial Recognition Surveillance
"An enormous victory for the global movement to ban facial recognition and end racist surveillance."
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An intensive care nurse treat a patient at intensive care unit at the Klinikum Bad Hersfeld hospital on March 20, 2020 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. Views
No to Expanded HHS Surveillance of COVID-19 Patients
The new program called HHS Protect poses a grave threat to the data privacy of all Americans.
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Watchdog Warns Unchecked Covid-19 Contact Tracing Apps Threaten Workers With 'Dystopian Mass Surveillance'
As competing bills aimed at privacy rights make their way through Congress, employers mull the use of apps to quell the spread of Coronavirus in the workplace.
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Tracking Apps Are Unlikely to Help Stop Covid-19
The debate over using apps for contact tracing or exposure warnings to help fight Covid-19 is largely a sideshow to the principal coronavirus health needs.
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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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U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in the Congressional Auditorium at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 28, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Real Answers Demanded After Barr Dodges on Government Authority to Aim 'Intrusive Surveillance Tools' at Protesters
"The public needs to know whether Attorney General Barr thinks President Trump can conduct mass surveillance of protesters without congressional authorization."
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The message to the U.S. government is simple: Fix U.S. mass surveillance, or undermine one of the United States’ major industries. (Photo: NSA) Views
EU Court Again Rules That NSA Spying Makes U.S. Companies Inadequate for Privacy
This decision shows, yet again, that the U.S. needs much broader, privacy-protective reform, and that Congress’ inaction makes us all less safe, wherever we are.
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