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Civil rights groups want Biden to halt government use of facial recognition

Groups are urging the president to use executive action to place a moratorium on the use of the technology.

On Feb 18, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

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Privacy group promises legal action if TikTok doesn’t protect user privacy

'Dissemination of TikTok user data would constitute an unlawful trade practice,' EPIC wrote in letters to TikTok and Oracle.

On Sep 21, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

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New Democrat-backed facial recognition bill mirrors an Illinois law that’s actually been successful

The bill is similar to an Illinois law that's been at the heart of several lawsuits.

On Aug 5, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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New York takes major step to keep facial recognition from being used on children

The bill is earning praise from civil liberty and privacy groups.

On Jul 23, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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100 civil rights groups demand Congress stop funding mass surveillance of protests

The groups are calling for 'dramatic changes' for surveillance and the militarization of police.

On Jun 17, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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ACLU wants you to pledge to protect civil liberties ahead of Trump’s inauguration

'I do solemnly swear...'

On Jan 16, 2017 by David Gilmour

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Congressman pledges to fight Trump’s ‘unconstitutional crazy s**t’

Rep. Ted Lieu says the 'resistance ... begins now.'

On Nov 14, 2016 by Andrew Couts

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The British government could soon have a list of everyone who watches porn

What could possibly go wrong?

On Oct 27, 2016 by David Gilmour

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France’s highest court strikes down sweeping surveillance law

French intelligence had open access to everyone's communications.

On Oct 25, 2016 by David Gilmour

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Police face-recognition technology is racially biased, study finds

Face recognition software is under-regulated across the country.

On Oct 21, 2016 by David Gilmour

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What the FBI isn’t saying about its facial recognition capabilities

'There may or may not be more databases ... that the FBI may or may not be accessing.'

On Jun 16, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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Tech community tells Senate not to let FBI demand internet records without a warrant

Opponents to the legislation include Facebook, Google, and Yahoo.

On Jun 7, 2016 by Eric Geller

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Eric Holder says Snowden ‘performed a public service’ but calls leaks ‘inappropriate and illegal’

Holder prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other attorney general.

On May 30, 2016 by Eric Geller

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Apple, Facebook, other major tech players push Senate to pass email privacy reform

There's major new pressure on the Senate to pass a landmark online privacy bill.

On May 24, 2016 by Eric Geller

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Senators introduce bill to block ‘dramatic’ changes to electronic search warrant rules

These lawmakers say there's more to this obscure rule change than meets the eye.

On May 19, 2016 by Eric Geller