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'A Dystopian Surveillance State Being Built in Plain Sight': Pentagon Tests Radar-Equipped Balloons to Spy on Vehicles Across Midwest
"These programs are not about stopping violence, they're about social control."
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To Keep Public Housing From Becoming 'Panopticon of Automated Face Scanning,' Democrats Push Facial Recognition Ban
"Surveillance of poor communities isn't about safety, it's about social control."
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'Good News!': With Unanimous Vote, Oakland Joins Growing List of Cities to Ban Facial Recognition Technology
The move comes as the Berkeley City Council considers a similar policy
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'We Need to Ban It Entirely': Beyond Regulation, New US Campaign Calls for Moratorium on Facial Recognition Surveillance
"Imagine if we could go back in time and prevent governments around the world from ever building nuclear or biological weapons. That's the moment in history we're in right now with facial recognition."
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'This Is a Scandal': Documents Show ICE and FBI Using Facial Recognition to Mine Millions of Driver's License Photos
"ICE is running facial recognition searches against millions of photos. You. Your family. Your friends. This is a major violation of privacy."
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The real problem with our existing currencies and financial arrangements, which serve as a means of payment as well as a store of value, is the lack of competition among and regulation of the companies that control transactions.(Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images) Views
Thumbs Down to Facebook’s Cryptocurrency
Only a fool would trust Facebook with his or her financial wellbeing. But maybe that’s the point: with so much personal data on some 2.4 billion monthly active users, who knows better than Facebook just how many suckers are born every minute?
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Privacy Advocates Celebrate as Massachusetts City Becomes Second in US to Ban Facial Recognition Technology
"The city is sending a bold statement that it won't sit by idly while the dystopian technology further outpaces our civil liberties protections and harms privacy, racial and gender justice, and freedom of speech."
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a 2014 San Francisco event in front of a screen showing one of the tech giant's early mottos, "Move Fast and Break Things." (Photo: Mike Deeroski / Flickr/CC BY 2.0) Views
Facebook May Pose a Greater Danger Than Wall Street
"Libra might someday be recognized as a sovereign currency, with Facebook acting as a 'shadow bank' that could compete with the central banks of countries around the world."
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Critics Lament as 126 House Democrats Join Forces With GOP to Hand Trump 'Terrifying' Mass Domestic Spying Powers
"The Democrats who voted against this common sense amendment just threw immigrants, LGBTQ folks, activists, journalists, and political dissidents under the bus by voting to rubberstamp the Trump administration’s Orwellian domestic spying capabilities."
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'This Is a Bombshell': Facial Recognition Data Collected by US Customs Agency Hacked
"Even if you 100% trust the US government with your biometric information (which you shouldn't) this is a reminder that once your face is scanned and stored in a database, it's easily shared across government agencies, stolen by hackers, other governments, etc."
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