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

By Take This Seriously -

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 [...]

It’s Time To Make Student Privacy A Priority

By Sophia Cope and Nate Cardozo, Eff.org -

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Education held a workshop in Washington, DC. The topic was “Student Privacy and Ed Tech.” We at EFF have been trying to get the [...]

A Privacy Case Before Supreme Court Is About Press Freedom, Too

By Selina MacLaren, aclu.org -

By Selina MacLaren for ACLU - For today’s journalists, cellphones are mobile newsrooms that go where a reporter goes. They’re used to contact sources, record interviews, write notes and articles, [...]

Journalists Who Want Online Privacy Need To Read This Guide

By Chris Paulus, occupy.com -

By Chris Paulus for Occupy - We live in a time of journalistic prosecution, as investigative journalists get increasingly targeted for simply doing their job. The Obama Administration prosecuted [...]

Reclaim Online Privacy: Alternatives To Facebook, Twitter & Google

By Kit O’Connell and Eleanor Goldfield, www.kitoconnell.com -

By Kit O’Connell and Eleanor Goldfield for Act Out! - Moving on to our main story today … Imagine a police state so bent on repressing dissent that people were targeted by the government just for [...]