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Passersby walk under a surveillance camera which is part of facial recognition technology test at Berlin Suedkreuz station on August 3, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. News
'The Public Has a Right to Know': ACLU Sues DHS to Expose Secretive Use of Facial Recognition Technology
"This unregulated surveillance technology threatens to fundamentally alter our free society and is in urgent need of democratic oversight."
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152 House Democrats Join GOP to Reauthorize 'Abusive Government Surveillance Powers'
"Nothing says bipartisanship like extending provisions of the PATRIOT Act."
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Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). News
Senate Committee Takes Up EARN IT Act Decried by Rights Advocates as 'Sneak Attack on Encryption'
"That such a law is even being considered by Congress," says whistleblower Edward Snowden, "is a national disgrace."
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Because Facial Recognition Makes Students and Faculty Less Safe, 40+ Rights Groups Call on Universities to Ban Technology
"This mass surveillance experiment does not belong in our public spaces, and certainly not in our schools."
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A display shows a facial recognition system for law enforcement News
'Breathtaking Assault on Our Rights': Privacy Advocates Decry London Police Plan to Use Live Facial Recognition Cameras
"This decision represents an enormous expansion of the surveillance state and a serious threat to civil liberties in the U.K."
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Big Tech must do more in the 2020 election to protect the public. Views
A New Year's Resolution for Big Tech: Step Up to Stop Hate
There's a very real possibility that the same companies that fell down on the job in 2016 will once again be a force for evil in 2020.
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Amazon and Ring Hit With Lawsuit After Camera Hacks Confirm Worst Fears of Privacy Advocates
"These devices are not safe," said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future.
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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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One Nation, Tracked News
This Story on Cellphone Tracking 'Is the Most Important Article You Should Read Today. Period.'
The New York Times published the first piece in its "One Nation, Tracked" investigation based on a data set with over 50 billion location pings.
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Spurred by journalism and grassroots action, elected officials at the local, state and federal levels have started asking questions about the dangers associated with Amazon’s surveillance-driven business model. (Photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) Views
Google Nest or Amazon Ring? Just Reject These Corporations' Surveillance and a Dystopic Future
Purchasing devices that constantly monitor, track and record us for convenience or a sense of safety is laying the foundation for an oppressive future.
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