Category: Activism

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 […]

The US Marines want to mount powerful lasers on vehicles that can stun or attack out-of-control crowds

The US Marines want to mount powerful lasers on vehicles that can stun or attack out-of-control crowds

Jared Keller | Task & Purpose via Business Insider | Source URL The Marine Corps is on the hunt for a vehicle-mounted laser system that can produce “sustainable and controllable plasma at range” for the purposes of crowd control, according to a U.S. government solicitation. A Small Business Innovation Research […]

L.A. will impose new punishment on audience members who disrupt City Council meetings

Emily Alpert Reyes & David Zahniser | The Los Angeles Times | Source URL The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to crack down on people who repeatedly disrupt their meetings at City Hall, defying attorneys and activists who charge that the new rules trample on free speech rights. […]