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.

Releases by this organization

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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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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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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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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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Monday, August 19, 2019
Bernie Sanders Just Called for a Ban on Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition. Every Other 2020 Candidate Should Do the Same.
Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) just became the first 2020 presidential candidate to call for a complete ban on law enforcement use of facial recognition surveillance. While other candidates, including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker have previously expressed concern about face...
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Amazon Now Claims Their Facial Recognition Software Can Smell Your Fear –– and They’re Marketing it to Cops and Government Agencies
Yesterday, Amazon announced that they had updated Rekognition, the facial recognition software they’re aggressively marketing to immigration and law enforcement agencies, with new capabilities. Among them: the company now claims their face scanning algorithm can detect “fear.” It’s notable how...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Net Neutrality Activists Demand AT&T-owned CNN ask 2020 Candidates Where They Stand on an Open Internet
Leading digital rights group Fight for the Future has launched a campaign calling on CNN to ask presidential candidates where they stand on restoring net neutrality. CNN is hosting the democratic primary debates tonight and tomorrow, and Fight for the Future is pressuring the cable news channel to...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Fight for the Future Welcomes Legislation to Ban Facial Recognition Surveillance in Public Housing
CNET is reporting that Reps Yvette Clark (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) are planning to introduce a bill this week that would ban the use of facial recognition and other biometric surveillance technology in public housing units that receive federal funding from HUD. Fight for the Future , a...
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Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Fight for the Future Launches Major New Campaign Calling for a Federal Ban on Facial Recognition Surveillance
Digital rights group Fight for the Future, known for organizing many of the largest online protests in history, has launched BanFacialRecognition.com , becoming the first national organization to call for a complete Federal ban on government use of facial recognition surveillance. The page features...
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