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Misinformation's Deadly Profit Motive

Big Tech companies continually put profits and growth over the safety of their users. We cannot wait for more people to die before we take action.

Jessica González ·


Flawed Facial Recognition: 'I Did Nothing Wrong. I Was Arrested Anyway.'jennaJul 21, 2021
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Federal studies have shown that facial recognition systems misidentify Asian and Black people up to 100 times more often than white people.

'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 ·


Biden Clarifies 'Facebook Isn't Killing People' After Blaming Social Media Companies for Covid-19 Deaths

"It's bad information" about vaccines that is killing people, the president said.

Brett Wilkins ·


Internet Companies' $234 Million in Political Spending Harms Efforts to Close Digital Divide: Report

"Now more than ever, policymakers must pass reforms that not only close the digital divide but also hold ISPs accountable for providing high-speed, reliable, and affordable broadband."

Brett Wilkins ·


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 ·


As Right-Wing Misinformation Spreads, CDC Laments 'Pandemic of the Unvaccinated'

Both the White House and the Surgeon General have targeted conservative news outlets and social media platforms for fueling resurgence of Covid-19

Brett Wilkins ·


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 ·


Twitter Reports Rise in Governments Demanding Removal of Journalists' Content

The social media giant said that in the second half of 2020, the accounts of nearly 200 verified reporters and news outlets worldwide faced 361 legal demands to remove content—a 26% increase from the first half of the year.

Kenny Stancil ·

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