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'Until the FTC Acts, No One Is Safe': Groups Urge Ban on Corporate Facial Surveillance

"For years now, the FTC has failed the public by abandoning their power and authority to address these dangerous surveillance and data practices."

Jessica Corbett ·

27 Groups Urge Congress to Close FBI 'Backdoor Search' Loophole

"Ending this unconstitutional practice is imperative to ensure that foreign intelligence surveillance does not swallow Americans' privacy rights."

Brett Wilkins ·

How Face Recognition Fuels Racist Systems of Policing and Immigration—And Why Congress Must Act Now

When used by police and immigration enforcement, biometric surveillance technology can perpetuate an already dangerous racist system.

Ashley Del Villar ·

'No One Is Safe': Phone Numbers of 14 World Leaders on Pegasus List

"If 10 prime ministers and three presidents can't be safe from mercenary spyware, what chance do the rest of us stand?" asked one critic. "Since the hacking industry is incapable of self-control, governments must step up."

Kenny Stancil ·

As UN Human Rights Chief Urges Stricter Rules, Snowden Calls for End to Spyware Trade

An investigation revealing abuse of NSO Group's Pegasus malware led the whistleblower to declare: "This is an industry that should not exist."

Jessica Corbett ·

Data Leak Exposes Global Surveillance Plot Targeting Journalists and Dissidents

Pegasus spyware, sold by private Israeli company NSO Group, "is a weapon of choice for repressive governments seeking to silence journalists, attack activists, and crush dissent," said Amnesty International's Agnès Callamard.

Kenny Stancil ·

Skating Rink Boots Black Teen Misidentified by Facial Recognition System

"When we say this is a civil rights issue it goes beyond false arrests, it's about who gets to access public spaces in a world of machine-driven segregation."

Jessica Corbett ·

Rights Coalition Demands US Retailers Reject Use of Facial Recognition

"Your face should not be scanned, stored, or sold just because you walk into or work at a store."

Jessica Corbett ·

Maine Sets Example With 'Country's Strongest' Facial Recognition Ban

"Democracy is stronger and communities are safer when we have clear rules and accountability for how governments use new and emerging technologies."

Brett Wilkins ·

ACLU Alarm as Amazon Activates Sidewalk Surveillance System

This is a nightmare for civil rights and civil liberties.

Emiliano Falcon-Morano ·

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