Fight for the Future

Fight for the Future is dedicated to protecting and expanding the Internet's transformative power in our lives by creating civic campaigns that are engaging for millions of people.

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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Government Drops Plan for Mandatory Face Scans for Travelers. Now Congress Needs to Ban Facial Recognition
Following swift backlash, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reportedly dropped its proposal to require all travelers in and out of the US, including US citizens, to have their “mugshot” taken in what would have been a radical expansion of the government’s facial recognition surveillance...
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Monday, November 25, 2019
+15 Groups Call for a Full Congressional Investigation Into Amazon as Senators Demand Answers About Nonexistent Privacy, Civil Liberties, and Security Protections
Amazon may face Congressional scrutiny as it approaches all-important Holiday shopping season. Today, more than a dozen civil rights organizations, launched InvestigateAmazon.com , a major new campaign petitioning lawmakers to bring Amazon executives, including Amazon Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff,...
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Amazon Admits It Has Enacted Zero Civil Liberties Protections as Part of Surveillance Doorbell Partnerships
Amazon has confirmed that civil rights organizations were correct about the threats Ring technology and police partnerships pose to privacy and civil liberties in statements to U.S. Senator Edward Markey. Yesterday, Senator Markey released disturbing findings from his investigation into Amazon Ring...
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Amazon’s Ring Doorbells Leaks Customers’ Wi-Fi Username and Password
Today, Cyberscoop reported a major security vulnerability in Amazon’s Ring doorbell app. Amazon's Ring doorbells, which have already raised significant privacy and civil liberties concerns, have now been shown to be deeply insecure, exposing users Wi-Fi passwords to hackers. With this Wi-Fi...
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
More Than 10,000 People Call on Congress to Investigate Amazon’s Surveillance Empire
Digital rights group Fight for the Future has launched a new campaign calling on Congress to investigate Amazon’s surveillance-based business practices, and the rapidly spreading partnerships between it’s doorbell camera company, Ring and local law enforcement. More than 10,000 people have already...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
30+ Civil Rights Organizations Call On Elected Officials to Stop Amazon’s Doorbell Surveillance Partnerships With Police
Today, 30+ civil rights organizations signed an open letter sounding the alarm about Amazon’s spreading Ring doorbell partnerships with police. The letter calls on local, state, and federal officials to use their power to investigate Amazon Ring’s business practices, put an end to Amazon-police...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Amazon’s Annual Product Launch Fails to Address Privacy and Surveillance Concerns
Today, Amazon held their annual product launch amid growing concerns about the company’s internal privacy practices, as well as controversial surveillance partnerships between Amazon Ring and local police departments. Amazon announced “ Home Mode ” feature for its Ring doorbells. The feature is...
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Monday, September 16, 2019
Over 1,000 Websites and Major Companies Plan to Join 'Digital Climate Strike' Next Week
Over 1,000 websites and companies are joining the Digital Climate Strike on September 20th, in response to the call-to-action from young people around the world. Modeled after massive online protests like the SOPA strike and the Internet Slowdown for net neutrality, the Digital Climate Strike will...
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Newswire article
Thursday, September 12, 2019
California Senate Passes Bill to Stop Facial Recognition in Police Body Cameras as Momentum Grows at Local, State, and Federal Level
California could become the first state to pass legislation limiting the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement. Yesterday, the state Senate passed AB 1215, a moratorium on the use of facial recognition surveillance in police body cameras, with bipartisan support. The bill...
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Newswire article
Monday, September 09, 2019
Kamala Harris Repeats Silicon Valley and Law Enforcement Talking Points on Facial Recognition
Today, 2020 presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris released details of her criminal justice platform. While Senator Bernie Sanders –– and more than 30 major civil liberties, immigration, and public interest groups––have called for a complete federal ban on law enforcement use of controversial...
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