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
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Facial Recognition Invading Public Schools
The Lockport public school district in New York plans to implement a $1.4 million facial recognition security system in its schools as early as next year, even though facial recognition surveillance programs have been known to identify the wrong person up to 98% of the time . Given that such...
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Newswire article
Friday, June 21, 2019
Chelsea Manning Is a Political Prisoner. Release Her Right Now.
Whistleblower and human rights advocate Chelsea Manning has now been imprisoned for 100 days , and faces outrageous fines that have already forced her to lose her apartment and will soon bankrupt her –– for mounting a principled opposition to testifying before a Grand Jury. Digital rights group...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Telecom-Friendly House Democrats Are Pushing a Letter to Undermine Net Neutrality
Fight for the Future has learned that ahandful of House Democrats are shopping around a letter that echoes ISP lobbyist talking points, incorrectly claiming that the Save the Internet Act to restore net neutrality is dead and calling for the creation of a disingenuous “bipartisan working group,”...
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Newswire article
Monday, May 20, 2019
Telecom Shill Ajit Pai Shills for Telecom
Today Ajit Pai, the former Verizon lawyer turned least popular FCC chairman in history, announced his support for the T-Mobile / Sprint mega merger. The $26.5 billion deal has faced widespread opposition from Internet freedom, labor, civil rights, and consumer groups. It would reduce the number of...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
House Votes to Restore Net Neutrality as Millions Watch Online
In a historic vote spurred by massive grassroots activism, the US House of Representatives just passed HR 1644, the Save the Internet Act to restore net neutrality. Digital rights group Fight for the Future has been hosting a marathon livestream, featuring cameos from from public interest groups...
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