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Watchdog Groups Call on Congress and Federal Regulators to Impose Moratorium on Facebook's Proposed Cryptocurrency
According to 33 national organizations, the project "raises profound questions about national sovereignty, corporate power, consumer protection, competition policy, monetary policy, privacy, and more."
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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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Ocasio-Cortez Ties Concerns Over Unregulated Facial Recognition Technology to 'Global Rise in Authoritarianism and Fascism'
House Democrats discussed the need for federal rules amid concerns about privacy rights and surveillance tools used to impose social control
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The Government Is Expanding Its Social Media Surveillance Capabilities
But social media monitoring programs and the algorithms that power them aren’t effective — and may be discriminatory.
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San Francisco Poised to Make History With Law Banning Use of Facial Recognition Technology
"The harms of unchecked surveillance are very real and they often impact immigrant and communities of color disproportionately."
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'Alexa, Stop Spying on My Kids': FTC Complaint Charges Amazon's Echo Dot Violates Child Privacy Law
"Amazon markets Echo Dot Kids as a device to educate and entertain kids, but the real purpose is to amass a treasure trove of sensitive data that it refuses to relinquish even when directed to by parents."
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