Black Activists Expose The FBI Targeting Their Movements

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In 2017, a leak from the FBI revealed they were targeting black activists organizing to end racist policies and practices calling them "Black Identity Extremists." This is consistent with the [...]

The Dangers Of COVID-19 Surveillance Proposals To The Future Of Protest

By Matthew Guariglia, EFF.org. -

Many of the new surveillance powers now sought by the government to address the COVID-19 crisis would harm our First Amendment rights for years to come. People will be chilled and deterred from [...]

Backlash Forces UCLA To Abandon Plans For Facial Recognition Surveillance

By Fight for the Future, Medium.com. -

UCLA is known for its strong academics and winning sports teams. But the school almost became known for something far more sinister: as the first university in the United States actively planning [...]

Forty Organizations Call For Ban On Facial Recognition On College Campuses

By Fight for the Future, Medium.com. -

On behalf of leading consumer, privacy, and civil liberties organizations, we are calling on administrations to commit to not using facial recognition technology (for non-personal reasons, e.g. [...]

These Activists Use Makeup To Defy Mass Surveillance

By Moya Lothian-McLean, I-d.vice.com -

Anyone who happened to be loitering in the London borough of Greenwich on the evening of 16 January may have spotted a strange sight. Ten or so individuals, faces daubed in brightly painted [...]

Schools Are Using Facial Recognition To Try To Stop Shootings. Here’s Why They Should Think Twice.

By Rebecca Heilweil, Vox.com -

For years, the Denver public school system worked with Video Insight, a Houston-based video management software company that centralized the storage of video footage used across its campuses. So [...]

We Scanned Thousands Of Faces In DC Today To Show Why Facial Recognition Surveillance Should Be Banned

By Fight for the Future, Medium.com -

Today, activists working with digital rights group Fight for the Future conducted live facial recognition surveillance in the halls of Congress and the area surrounding Capitol Hill, to show why [...]

The Delicate Ethics Of Using Facial Recognition In Schools

By Tom Simonite and Gregory Barber, Wired.com -

A growing number of districts are deploying cameras and software to prevent attacks. But the systems are also used to monitor students—and adult critics. On a steamy evening in May, 9,000 people [...]

Congress Is Investigating The Military’s Use Of Facial Recognition

By Dave Gershgorn, Onezero.medium.com -

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is officially investigating military and private-sector use of facial recognition, according to a letter sent to top military officials in June. The [...]

New Campaign Begins To Stop Facial Recognition

By BanFacialRecognition.com -

Groups representing 15 million+ people plan to flood local, state, and federal lawmakers with letters and calls as a bipartisan backlash to biometric surveillance reaches a boiling [...]

TSA Is Testing Face Recognition At Airport Security Checkpoints In Las Vegas Now

By Catie Keck, Gizmodo.com By Sinéad Baker, Businessinsider.com -

American Airlines has started using facial recognition technology on passengers at boarding gates, part of a growing industry trend that airlines and airports say will make travelling faster and [...]

Facial Recognition: Ten Reasons You Should Be Worried About The Technology

By Birgit Schippers, Theconversation.com -

Facial recognition technology is spreading fast. Already widespread in China, software that identifies people by comparing images of their faces against a database of records is now being adopted [...]

Detroit Police Commissioner Arrested For Questioning City’s Use Of Facial Recognition

By Staff, Fightforthefuture.org -

Last night, a police commissioner in Detroit was arrested for questioning the city’s use of facial recognition at a public hearing. Commissioner Willie Burton, who is black, was surrounded by [...]

With Federal Facial Recognition Regulation Stalled, Local Legislators Step In

By Beryl Lipton, Muckrock. -

Unwilling to wait for federal regulations to develop, municipal leaders from California to Massachusetts to are pushing their own rules on the acquisition and use of facial recognition [...]

TSA Facial Recognition; Part Of Growing Biometric Surveillance System

By Michael Maharrey, activistpost.com -

By Michael Maharrey for Activist Post - The federal government plans to use a TSA program advertised as a way to avoid lines at airport security checkpoints to harvest photos and other biometric [...]

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