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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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While location surveillance is problematic at any time, the coronavirus crisis has led to a rapid uptick in its use; many measures to facilitate it have been passed by fast-tracked legislative procedures during national state of emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Kotecki) Views
International Proposals for Warrantless Location Surveillance To Fight COVID-19
Location surveillance comes with a host of risks to citizens’ privacy, freedom of expression and data protection rights.
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An operator works in a call center for contact tracing where phone calls are made to map how many people in Brussels have contracted the Covid-19 on May 8, 2020. News
As Invasive Covid-19 Tracing Technologies Loom, ACLU Unveils Guidelines to Guard Against Overreach
The civil liberties group also challenged so-called "immunity passport" proposals that could create "a new health surveillance infrastructure that endangers privacy rights."
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Until there is a reliable, affordable, and widely accessible treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, employers must maintain best practices to protect workers and reduce COVID-19 transmission in workplaces. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Coronavirus 'Immunity Passports' Are Not the Answer
A system of immunity passports in the United States threatens to exacerbate racial disparities and harm the civil liberties of all.
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