Electronic Frontier Foundation

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 when it works, and when it doesn't."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington,DC on May 5, 2020. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)
"Congress must end this lawless practice and require the government to get a...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Digital rights advocates are warning against repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. (Photo: Enes Evren/Getty Images)
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to tie the repeal...

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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...