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28 Tech and Human Rights Organizations Call on Congress Not to Fund Invasive Surveillance Technology at the US Border
Science & Tech  (tags: civil rights, privacy, surveillance, immigrants, travelers )

Freya
- 71 days ago - medium.com
The House Democratic Conferees Proposal for Smart, Effective Border Security calls for funding various invasive surveillance technologies that would intrude on the liberties of travelers, immigrants, and people who live near the border.
How Location Tracking Actually Works on Your Smartphone
Science & Tech  (tags: smart phones, privacy, civil rights, Google )

Freya
- 225 days ago - gizmodo.com
As the recent revelation over Google's background tracking of your location shows, it's not as easy as it should be to work out when apps, giant tech companies and pocket devices are tracking your location and when they're not.
Exposed: How Google Still Tracks You Even When "Location History" Is Turned Off
Science & Tech  (tags: smart phones, computers, privacy, civil rights )

Freya
- 238 days ago - activistpost.com
Android and iPhone users may be under the impression that Google is not tracking their location data if they've turned off Location History on their devices. Google support says, "With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored."
Google Removes "DonâEUR(TM)t Be Evil" From Its Conduct As Employees Quit In Droves Over Project Maven
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, spying, Internet, protests, civil rights )

Freya
- 325 days ago - activistpost.com
At least 4,000 employees have expressed outrage over the company's decision to work with the Pentagon's Project Maven and amid a leaked video exposing internal Google dialogue to create a dystopia run by the big social giant.
Amazon Built a Dystopian Facial Recognition Tool and Now They're Selling It to Government Agencies
Science & Tech  (tags: privacy, civil rights, Big Brother, dystopia, computers, software, spying, petitions )

Freya
- 328 days ago - actionnetwork.org
Amazon has been quietly landing contracts with law enforcement agencies throughout the country for its little-known facial recognition surveillance program - Rekognition - that can identify up to 100 people in a single photo.
Stand With the Google Employees Against Project Maven
Science & Tech  (tags: drones, spying, privacy, human rights, civil rights, military, petitions, Big Brother )

Freya
- 337 days ago - act.winwithoutwar.org
A dozen Google employees are quitting to protest Google's plans to help the Pentagon automate drone targeting. The new Google-Pentagon plan, called Project Maven, would use artificial intelligence to identify human targets.
How to Save Your Privacy From the Internet's Clutches
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, computers, information, privacy, civil rights, Personal Freedoms )

Freya
- 367 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
The problem, as ever with the tech industry's teeny-weeny greyscaled legalise, is that the people it refers to as "users" aren't genuinely consenting to having their information sucked into the cloud for goodness knows what.
Don't Tread on the Net
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, computers, communications, civil rights, net neutrality, petitions )

Freya
- 373 days ago - donttreadonthe.net
Telecom monopolies have spent millions trying to fool us into thinking that net neutrality is an anti-free market "burdensome regulation." That's a lie. Killing net neutrality gives ISPs and big tech companies unprecedented power to control free speech.
Congress Wants to Rush a New Bill That Undermines Our Privacy
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, computers, communication, civil rights, human rights, spying, petitions )

Freya
- 393 days ago - actionnetwork.org
Member of Congress from both parties are pushing for a new bill that endangers civil liberties and human rights by making it easier for police departments to obtain and monitor our data.
Tell Facebook: Notify the 50 Million Users Whose Personal Info Was Secretly Taken By Trump Consultants
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, communications, privacy, civil rights, petitions )

Freya
- 394 days ago - act.demandprogress.org
Not only did Facebook let this happen, they've refused to notify these 50 million Facebook users whose personal information was taken by Trump's consultants. That's right, your personal data could be affected, and we will have no idea unless we can...
Protect Your On-Line Privacy!
Science & Tech  (tags: human rights, civil rights, Internet, privacy, petitions )

Freya
- 403 days ago - act.eff.org
A new bill in Congress has dangerous reach - it threatens the data privacy of you and people around the world, letting law enforcement sneak past the rules we have in place that help protect our lives online.
Security Robot Terminated After Being Accused of Harassing Homeless People
Science & Tech  (tags: robotics, artificial intelligence, California, civil rights )

Freya
- 489 days ago - msn.com
A security robot has been pulled from the streets amid claims the machine was harassing homeless people.
Police Use of Drones Is Guaranteed to Have Costly Consequences
Science & Tech  (tags: drones, robotics, artificial intelligence, police, law enforcement, privacy, civil rights, human rights )

Freya
- 500 days ago - alternet.org
Drone technology has gone from a novelty of war overseas to a part of an increasingly militarized domestic police toolbelt, and the fear of mission creep is growing.
Tell the FCC to Keep the Internet Free and Accessible for All
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, World Wide Web, communications, civil rights, petitions )

Freya
- 506 days ago - pac.petitions.moveon.org
This week we learned that the FCC is moving forward to repeal net neutrality rules that protect our free and open internet.
How Gutting Net Neutrality Poses a Direct Threat to Political Organizing
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, communication, World Wide Web, activism, civil rights )

Freya
- 512 days ago - alternet.org
The FCC's Ajit Pai ignores public support and laws upholding equal internet access.
 

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