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Riding the Blockchain: Can Tech Be Revolutionary?

"We can and should revolutionize the digital space, but alas, the revolution will not be digitized."

Alexandria Shaner ·


Facebook Misled Investors About Battling Climate, Covid Lies: SEC Filings

"Frances Haugen's SEC filing shows yet again that Facebook cannot be trusted and needs Congress to step in to stop the spread of disinformation," said one climate campaigner.

Jessica Corbett ·


Critics Warn of 'Lethal Impact on Privacy' as Senate Advances EARN IT Act

One digital rights advocate says the proposed legislation "would be worse than useless" at its stated goal of combating sexually exploitative content online.

Brett Wilkins ·


Democrats Urge Federal Agencies to Abandon Use of Facial Recognition

"Facial recognition tools pose a serious threat to the public's civil liberties and privacy rights, and Clearview AI's product is particularly dangerous," warn four progressive lawmakers.

Jessica Corbett ·


Cantwell Delay of FCC Confirmation Called 'Gift to AT&T'

"With Sen. Cantwell caving to unreasonable demands from opponents to Sohn, we're going to see a hearing full of political posturing that serves no one except industry players eager to draw out the calendar and keep the FCC deadlocked," said one advocate.

Julia Conley ·


How About We Don't Ever Put Surveillance Robot Dogs on the US Border

These machines—some of which can be fixed with weaponry—are less cute-video or selfie fodder and more of a civil liberties-invading hellhound.

Matthew Guariglia ·


'Fighting Back Works!' IRS Ditches Pilloried Facial Recognition Plan

Federal lawmakers joined with advocacy groups that argued requiring biometric information to access records online is a "creepy and disturbing strike" at privacy and security.

Jessica Corbett ·


Senators Have Re-Introduced the Highly Unpopular EARN IT Bill That Would Scan All Online Messages

Let's be clear: the new EARN IT Act would pave the way for a massive new surveillance system, run by private companies, that would roll back some of the most important privacy and security features in technology used by people around the globe.

Joe Mullin ·


Technology Is Not the Answer to Our Many Human and Ecological Crises

From Ladakh and Bhutan to Sweden and Australia, a clear pattern has emerged: as people are pushed into deepening dependence on large-scale, technological systems, ecological and social crises escalate.

Helena Norberg-Hodge ·


Rights Groups Demand Hearings on the 'Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act'

"The longer Congress waits," warned one advocate, "the stronger and more dangerous this industry will become."

Kenny Stancil ·

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