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, 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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Newswire article
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Fight for the Future Calls on Tech Review Sites to Suspend Recommendations of Amazon Ring Cameras in Light of Recent Security Breaches
Following harrowing reports of Ring devices being hacked, Gizmodo issued a do not buy warning for Amazon Ring devices and Wirecutter suspended their recommendation. These hacks are not the only security concerns. Reports of leaked user’s Wi-Fi passwords and home addresses have plagued Ring in...
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Newswire article
Thursday, December 19, 2019
New York Plans to Introduce Net Neutrality Legislation. Activists Will Be Ready to Fight to Make Sure There Are No Loopholes for ISPs to Abuse
Today, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to introduce “the strongest net neutrality protections in the United States.” Leading digital rights group Fight for the Future , which has been behind the largest online protests for net neutrality in history, issued the following statement,...
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Newswire article
Monday, December 16, 2019
Groups Deliver More Than 75,000 Petitions Calling for Congress to Stop Stalling and Pass a Ban on Government Use of the Technology
Today, leaders of grassroots organizations delivered more than 75,000 petitions to members of Congress calling for an outright ban on government use of facial recognition technology. “This is the single largest display of public opinion on the issue, and the message could not be more clear: people...
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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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