Electronic Frontier Foundation

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Critics of facial recognition technology note that it is less effective in identifying women and minorities. (Photo: Violeta Stoimenova/Getty Images)
"There can be no meaningful privacy in a society with Clearview AI," said lead attorney Sejal Zota.
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
NYPD's "DigiDog" robotic K-9 unit, manufactured by Boston Dynamics, can climb stairs and run at a speed of three-and-a-half miles per hour. (Photo: FNTV/YouTube screen grab)
"Please ask yourself: when was the last time you saw next-generation, world...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A display shows a facial recognition system for law enforcement during a conference in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
"Facial recognition technology is a threat to civil rights and civil liberties...


In an ominous sort of pilot program for global off-the-shelf surveillance no longer constrained by cost or local technological savvy, a new report from Human Rights Watch details how the poor but U.S.-allied regime of Ethiopia has established an abusive, widespread, state-of-the-art surveillance regime using products from the US and other countries. "They Know Everything We Do" explores how Ethiopia, under the familiar guise of fighting terrorism, has suppressed political opposition within its...