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Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Systems Threatens Civil Liberties, Disproportionately Affects People of Color: EFF Report

San Francisco, California—Face recognition—fast becoming law enforcement’s surveillance tool of choice—is being implemented with little oversight or privacy protections, leading to faulty systems that will disproportionately impact people of color and may implicate innocent people for crimes they didn’t commit, says an Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) ...

EFF at NewCo Shift Forum

Join our Executive Director, Cindy Cohn, as she and UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ take the stage for a discussion around Free Speech and the Corporation, on day two of Shift Forum. This 25 minute conversation will be moderated by Nellie Bowles, of The New York...
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Will Canada Be the New Testing Ground for SOPA-lite? Canadian Media Companies Hope So

A consortium of media and distribution companies calling itself “FairPlay Canada” is lobbying for Canada to implement a fast-track, extrajudicial website blocking regime in the name of preventing unlawful downloads of copyrighted works. It is currently being considered by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), an agency roughly...
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The Revolution and Slack

UPDATE (2/16/18): We have corrected this post to more accurately reflect the limits of Slack's encryption of user data at rest. We have also clarified that granular retention settings are only available on paid Slack workspaces. The revolution will not be televised, but it may be hosted on Slack. ...

Internet Users Spoke Up To Keep Safe Harbors Safe

Today, we delivered a petition to the U.S. Copyright Office to keep copyright’s safe harbors safe. We asked the Copyright Office to remove a bureaucratic requirement that could cause websites and Internet services to lose protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). And we asked them to help...
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Face Off: Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Technology

Executive Summary Face recognition is poised to become one of the most pervasive surveillance technologies, and law enforcement’s use of it is increasing rapidly. Today, law enforcement officers can use mobile devices to capture face recognition-ready photographs of people they stop on the street; surveillance cameras boast real-time face...

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