Scheer Intelligence: Wrestling Back Privacy From The Jaws Of Big Tech

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Over the course of just a few decades, technology has come to play a role in nearly every single aspect of our lives. While there have been undeniable benefits to technological advances, one of [...]

New Effort To Give People More Control Over Online Privacy

By DuckDuckGo, Spread Privacy. -

We believe online privacy should be simple and accessible to everyone, period. With the introduction of privacy regulations worldwide, consumers are gaining more rights to limit the sale and [...]

Private Prison To Pay $3.7 Million After Recording Attorney-Client Conversations

By Equal Justice Initiative. -

Private prison company CoreCivic and communications company Securus Technologies agreed on Friday to pay $3.7 million to settle federal claims that they illegally recorded attorney-client [...]

The State’s Use Of Technology: An Issue For The Movement

By Ben Carroll, Workers World. -

Data are everywhere. In 2020, technology is a ubiquitous part of everyday life for many workers in this country and around the world. We use social media and email to keep in touch with family [...]

While Pandemic Destroys So Many Lives, The Surveillance State Celebrates

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

If we don’t fight back against the secretive surveillance state growing steadily around us, your wife/husband may find out you love a Cinnabon more than you love her/him. And that might be just [...]

Assange’s Partner Speaks Out After Threat From Judge

By Consortium News. -

he mother of Assange’s two boys speaks of meeting the WikiLeaks‘ publisher and of their relationship after Assange’s lawyers first tried to protect her and their sons from harm. In the 11-minute [...]

Stop COVID-19 Without Violating Human Rights

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis. We need to take warnings from medical professionals seriously and do everything we can to slow down the spread of the virus and save lives. We [...]

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. [...]

Alexa Everywhere – Homes, Cars, Phones, Body – Raises Privacy Alarms

By Jason Del Rey, Vox.com -

During an event at its Seattle headquarters on Wednesday, Amazon unveiled 15 new gadgets — many of which are integrated with its artificially intelligent voice assistant Alexa — including a [...]

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 [...]

FTC Reportedly Approves $5 Billion Settlement With Facebook

By Staff, AP.org -

SAN FRANCISCO—The FTC has voted to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report cited an unnamed person familiar [...]

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 [...]

Zuckerberg Urged To Resign As New Privacy Scandals Hit Facebook

By Staff, Rt.com -

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should “log out” over an “unprecedented level of negligence,” a US congressman said after a new report revealed how the company allowed cherry-picked firms unhindered [...]

One Small Step For The Web

By Tim Berners-Lee, Medium.com. -

I’ve always believed the web is for everyone. That’s why I and others fight fiercely to protect it. The changes we’ve managed to bring have created a better and more connected world. But for all [...]

Supreme Court Hands Down ‘Groundbreaking Victory’ For Privacy

By Jessica Corbett, Theantimedia.com -

(CD) — In a decision that digital rights advocates called “a groundbreaking victory for Americans’ privacy rights,” the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police generally must obtain a [...]