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Protesters Attacked by Police Are Suing to Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights 3.7.2020
Victims of police abuse are filing litigation and at least one judge has halted some of the most egregious ...
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‘This bill should immediately pass’: Applause for new US legislation to ban facial recognition technology 26.6.2020 Raw Story
“No one should have to fear the government tracking and identifying their face wherever they go.” In a move cheered by civil liberties advocates, a quartet of progressives in Congress announced on Thursday they will introduce sweeping legislation to effectively ban government use of facial recognition and other biometric technology nationwide, citing threats to privacy […]
Worker Surveillance Is on the Rise, and Has Its Roots in Centuries of Racism 8.6.2020
High-tech corporate monitoring of workers today stems from the legacy of tracking enslaved workers in the 18th ...
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William Barr sued in a personal capacity as protesters who were gassed seek damages for injuries 8.6.2020 Raw Story
Protesters are suing President Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr and a number of federal officials after they were tear-gassed to clear the way for an administration photo-op. This article first appeared in Salon. “This case is about the president and attorney general of the United States ordering the use of violence against peaceful demonstrators who were speaking […]
Column: Mark Zuckerberg just made the case for breaking up Facebook 5.6.2020 LA Times: Business

Mark Zuckerberg's cluelessness shows how socially dangerous Facebook has become.

ACLU accuses Clearview AI of privacy ‘nightmare scenario’ 29.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued facial recognition startup Clearview AI, which has helped hundreds of law enforcement agencies use online photos to solve crimes, accusing the company of “unlawful privacy-destroying surveillance activities.”
Aarogya Setu: Why India's Covid-19 contact tracing app is controversial 15.5.2020 BBC: World
Aarogya Setu, India's contact tracing app, has crossed 100 million downloads, but has raised concerns.
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TikTok broke privacy promises, children’s groups say 14.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
TikTok, the popular app for making and sharing short videos, has flouted an agreement it made with the Federal Trade Commission to protect the privacy of children on the service, a coalition of 20 children’s and consumer groups said Thursday.
Pandemic Policing Is Expanding the Use of Surveillance Technology 14.5.2020
Pandemic Policing Is Expanding the Use of Surveillance Technology
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TikTok violated FTC orders on child privacy, complaint alleges 14.5.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

consumer privacy advocates have filed a complaint with the FTC alleging TikTok continues to violate child privacy law.

Critics warn COVID-19 digital ‘privacy’ bill is really ‘anti-privacy’ bill in disguise 6.5.2020 Raw Story
“This bill is truly a privacy ‘cure’ worse than the disease.” Digital rights advocates sharply rejected legislation announced by a group of Republic senators that would cover how technology companies use consumer data as part of contact tracing measures to help stem the spread of COVID-19. “This is an anti-privacy bill, not a privacy bill,” […]
Baltimore to use planes to patrol city from the sky 1.5.2020 BBC: World
The aerial surveillance programme in Baltimore, Maryland, goes ahead following a court battle.
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Duchess of Sussex: Mail on Sunday wins first round in Meghan privacy case 1.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
The Duchess of Sussex is suing for breach of privacy after the Mail on Sunday published a letter.
Meghan's claims against newspaper 'objectionable' 24.4.2020 BBC: Front Page
Lawyers for the Mail on Sunday say the claim her father was "harassed" should not be part of her case.
Senators Push Bipartisan Act to Protect Children Online, Privacy Advocates Concerned 23.4.2020 NewsBusters
A bipartisan group of politicians is pushing a bill to prevent “online sexual exploitation of children,” but some civil liberty and tech experts have warned that it could jeopardize American privacy. There is fierce debate over the bill. The EARN IT Act, or “Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020,” was introduced in the Senate on March 05, ...
State high court ruling keeps some Minnesota voter data private 8.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A group that claims Minnesota’s elections include ineligible voters won’t get access to voter status information after a Supreme Court decision.
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Emergency COVID-19 Laws May Become Permanent Features of the Security Landscape 8.4.2020
Emergency COVID-19 Laws May Become Permanent Features of the Security Landscape
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Google Under Fire for Allegedly Collecting Students’ Data 7.4.2020 NewsBusters
Could 1984-esque conditions really be heralded by the same Big Tech company that brought us cheerful Google doodles? If Google’s totalitarian monitoring of people’s locations amidst lockdown weren’t disturbing enough, now students are apparently suing the Big Tech company for collecting their facial and voice data. “[T]wo Illinois children have filed a lawsuit alleging that the multinational technology company is collecting biometric data, including face scans, of millions of students,” The Christian Post reported April ...
BUSTED: Cops fired for framing Stormy Daniels reportedly arrested on federal corruption charges 1.4.2020 Raw Story
On Tuesday, the Scioto Valley Guardian reported that two former Columbus police officers for the vice unit have been arrested on a number of federal charges. Ex-Officers Steven Rosser and Whitney Lancaster are the same officers who allegedly conspired to frame porn star Stormy Daniels, who became a national name after suing to get out […]
Needless appeal: On U.P. move against removal of ‘name and shame’ posters 16.3.2020 Hindu: Opinion
HC rap for violating citizens’ privacy through banners has had no effect on Yogi’s regime
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