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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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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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ICE Case Management Handbook Based on Federal Law Enforcement "System of Systems"
"Dossier and tracking databases designed by U.S. corporations have been a key instrument of social control for the U.S. government since at least the colonial occupation of the Philippines."
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In a new poll released by Amnesty International, 71% of respondents expressed fear over how Big Tech is taking and using their personal data. News
'A Damning Indictment': Global Poll Shows 71% Support Regulation of Tech Giants to Protect Data Privacy
"People want to see an end to tech companies trampling over our right to privacy."
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Expert Says Senate Democrats' Sweeping Online Privacy Bill Answers Public Demand for 'Transformative Shift'
"The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act gives consumers meaningful rights, holds companies accountable, and protects stronger state safeguards."
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An Amazon Ring camera is pictured at Amazon headquarters on September 20, 2018 in Seattle. News
New Campaign Demands Congress Probe the 'Ever-Expanding Surveillance Empire' of Amazon
Over a dozen groups call for a full congressional investigation in the online giant citing threats to privacy, security, and civil liberties posed by Alexa, Ring, and Rekognition.
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How Does Amazon Ring Protect User Privacy? "Basically, They Don't," Senator's Investigation Finds
Sen. Ed Markey found Amazon's lack of civil rights protections "nothing short of chilling."
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Handing Trump 'Terrifying Authoritarian Surveillance Powers,' House Democrats Include Patriot Act Reauthorization in Funding Bill
"Wow. House Democrats are ignoring civil liberties and including a three month straight reauthorization of the Patriot Act (with zero reform) in the continuing resolution."
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Activists with Fight for the Future took to Capitol Hill in the U.S. on Thursday to demonstrate to lawmakers, lobbyists, and journalists exactly why stronger restrictions are needed on facial recognition software. (Photo: Fight for the Future) News
'This Should Probably Be Illegal': Rights Advocates Target Lawmakers and Lobbyists With Facial Recognition Technology in US Capitol
"It's terrifyingly easy for anyone—a government agent, a corporation, or just a creepy stalker—to conduct biometric monitoring and violate basic rights at a massive scale. We did this to make a point."
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