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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
Thursday, February 27, 2020
More than 150 College Faculty Staff Sign Open Letter Against Facial Recognition on Campus
More than 150 college and university faculty members, staff, researchers, and others with academic positions have signed on to an open letter echoing the demands of students who are organizing to keep facial recognition surveillance off of higher education campuses. The letter was published online...
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Newswire article
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Congress Needs to Stop Messing Around and Ban Facial Recognition
This Thursday, the House Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing on facial recognition, in the wake of a major Federal study exposing widespread racial bias, and slew of news stories about Clearview , a particularly invasive facial recognition company selling its tools to law enforcement...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
New Scorecard Shows Which Colleges are Using Facial Recognition, and Which Say They Won’t.
In response to Fight for the Future & Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s nationwide campaign to ban facial recognition from university campuses, dozens of institutions of higher learning have responded to clarify whether or not they use, or plan to use this technology that threatens the...
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Newswire article
Monday, January 06, 2020
Amazon Ring Isn’t Even Good at Pretending to Care About your Privacy and Safety
Amazon’s controversial surveillance camera company, Ring, is making a feeble attempt to regain trust. So feeble, it’s pathetic. In the wake of a string of harrowing reports of Amazon cameras being hacked and used to spy on families and children—as well as widespread concerns about the ways that...
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