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Privacy


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 ·


The Privacy Debate Reveals How Big Tech’s “Transparency and User Control” Arguments Fall Flat

Giving users the illusion of control just isn’t a viable regulatory strategy.

Sara Collins ·


'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 ·


Citing Mental Health and Privacy Concerns, Dems Call On Facebook to Kill 'Instagram for Kids' Plot

"When it comes to putting people before profits, Facebook has forfeited the benefit of the doubt, and we strongly urge Facebook to abandon its plans to launch a version of Instagram for kids."

Jessica Corbett ·


Coalition Mobilizes to Protect Billions of WhatsApp Users From Facebook's Privacy Invasion

"We can't let Mark Zuckerberg continue to get filthy rich off of this exploitation of our personal info. We must reclaim our privacy."

Jake Johnson ·

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