Category: Activism

‘We Need to Ban It Entirely’: Beyond Regulation, New US Campaign Calls for Moratorium on Facial Recognition Surveillance

‘We Need to Ban It Entirely’: Beyond Regulation, New US Campaign Calls for Moratorium on Facial Recognition Surveillance

Julia Conley | Common Dreams | Source URL “Imagine if we could go back in time and prevent governments around the world from ever building nuclear or biological weapons. That’s the moment in history we’re in right now with facial recognition.” Pushing back against businesses and government calling for mere […]

Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

Mike Maharrey | Tenth Amendment Center | Source URL OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (March 4, 2019) – Last Tuesday, an Oklahoma Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would limit the warrantless use of stingray devices to track people’s location and sweep up electronic communications and more broadly protect the privacy of electronic […]

Pressure Mounts on Amazon, Microsoft, and Google Against Selling Facial Recognition to Government

Pressure Mounts on Amazon, Microsoft, and Google Against Selling Facial Recognition to Government

ACLU Blog | Source URL Nationwide Coalition of over 85 Groups Urges Companies Commit Not to Provide Face Surveillance to the Government NEW YORK — A coalition of over 85 racial justice, faith, and civil, human, and immigrants’ rights groups today sent letters to Microsoft, Amazon, and Google demanding the […]

Mother Of Detained Journalist Julian Assange And WikiLeaks Call On Journalists And Supporters To Protest In Times Square On New Year’s Eve

Mother Of Detained Journalist Julian Assange And WikiLeaks Call On Journalists And Supporters To Protest In Times Square On New Year’s Eve

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL Recently, WikiLeaks highlighted that its founder and former editor Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained 8+ years without charge by the UK Govt (6+ years within the Ecuador Embassy in London where he was granted asylum from U.S. threats) and 2 years house […]

Does public surveillance creep you out, or make you feel safer? Seattle wants your opinion on what it’s been doing

Does public surveillance creep you out, or make you feel safer? Seattle wants your opinion on what it’s been doing

Agueda Pacheco-Flores | Seattle Times | Source URL The Seattle Police Department will host a public meeting at the Columbia City Branch Library at 5 p. m. Monday to discuss and hear public comment on the use of surveillance technologies. Does public surveillance creep you out? Or does it make […]