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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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Corporate Use of Facial Recognition Should Be Banned. But This Bill Will Help Slow It Down and That’s a Good Thing.
oday Senator Jeff Merkley introduced new legislation that prevents private corporations from collecting biometric data or using facial recognition on customers without their knowledge and explicit consent. The introduction comes just days after an explosive report from Reuters showed that Rite-Aid...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Ban Facial Recognition Activists Launch Congressional "Scorecard" to Name and Shame Lawmakers Who Have Not Endorsed Legislation to Stop Face Surveillance
Fight for the Future and the coalition of 41 prominent grassroots organizations behind the BanFacialRecognition.com coalition have launched a new “Congressional Scorecard” publicly tracking which members of the House and Senate have co-sponsored Federal legislation to stop law enforcement use of...
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Thursday, June 25, 2020
Congress Introduces Legislation That Effectively Bans Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition Surveillance in the US
Today lawmakers in the House and Senate jointly introduced legislation that effectively bans law enforcement use of facial recognition in the United States. The Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020 is sponsored by Senators Markey and Merkley as well as Representatives...
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Thursday, June 11, 2020
Amazon’s Facial Recognition "Moratorium" Is a Public Relations Stunt. Lawmakers Should Ban this Dangerous Surveillance Tech.
Amazon just announced that they will place a one year moratorium on selling their invasive, racially biased facial recognition surveillance software to police. The announcement comes on the heels of one from IBM, who announced plans to get out of the facial recognition business entirely, and...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
It’s Time to Let the Patriot Act’s Domestic Surveillance Programs Die Permanently
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today on legislation that would reauthorize several domestic surveillance authorities including Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT ACT. They may also vote on an amendment offered by Representatives Lofgren and Davidson that claims to prevent mass...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
25 Organizations Launch New Campaign Calling on Congress to Protect Frontline Workers Against Employer Retaliation
A coalition of 25 racial justice, civil liberties, and worker advocacy organizations, launched StopSilencingWorkers.org , a campaign calling on lawmakers to pass federal legislation to protect workers from employer retaliation. Frontline workers raising health and safety concerns are our greatest...
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Tuesday, May 05, 2020
This Senate COVID-19 Proposal Is an Anti-privacy Bill, Not a Privacy Bill
Some of Big Telecom’s biggest shills in Congress are planning to introduce legislation that claims to protect people’s privacy as more tech companies and governments show interest in using smartphones and other technology to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing. In fact, this bill is yet another thinly...
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Friday, May 01, 2020
50+ Racial Justice, Civil Liberties, Worker Advocacy Groups Release Joint Statement Calling for Whistleblower Protections for Frontline Workers
Today on May Day, 50+ racial justice, civil liberties, and worker advocacy organizations release a joint statement condemning the silencing of front line workers blowing the whistle on unsafe corporate practices during COVID-19. The joint statement calls for an expansion and improved enforcement of...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
"Absolutely the Fuck Not." Fight for the Future Issues Official Statement on Clearview AI’s Absurd Proposal to Use Facial Recognition for COVID-19 Response
A disturbing report from NBC News has revealed that the world’s most cartoonishly shady surveillance vendor, Clearview AI, is pushing state and federal authorities to use facial recognition with existing CCTV camera networks to invasively track people—allegedly as a way to respond to COVID-19...
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Friday, April 03, 2020
New Campaign Calls for Zoom to (Actually) Implement End to End Encryption to Keep People Safe
Digital rights group Fight for the Future , known for organizing massive online protests for net neutrality and Internet privacy, has launched a new campaign calling for video conferencing service Zoom to implement default end-to-end encryption on all video, audio, and chat content. See the...
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