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Senators introduce bipartisan bill restricting police use of facial recognition tech

By BanTheCams.org on November 21, 2019

Sens. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a bipartisan bill Tuesday requiring law enforcement to obtain court orders to use facial recognition technology for surveillance. The Facial Recognition Technology Warrant Act would limit surveillance warrants to 30 days and set rules to minimize the collection of information about individuals outside of the warrant’s scope. Read the full article at The Hill.

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Join EFF In Our Challenge to Ring Spokesperson Shaq Over Privacy Concerns

By BanTheCams.org on November 21, 2019

View on YouTube Share EFF’s “highlight videos” about how Ring’s law enforcement partnerships are endangering communities! You can help EFF dunk on surveillance by telling @Shaq to sit down with EFF’s privacy experts and learn more about how these Ring partnerships are #NothingButDragnet. Click below to tweet! Read the full article at The Electronic Fronteir Foundation.

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Police can keep Ring camera video forever and share with whomever they'd like

By BanTheCams.org on November 21, 2019

Police officers who download videos captured by homeowners’ Ring doorbell cameras can keep them forever and share them with whomever they’d like without providing evidence of a crime, the Amazon-owned firm told a lawmaker this month. More than 600 police forces across the country have entered into partnerships with the camera giant, allowing them to quickly request and download video recorded by Ring’s motion-detecting, Internet-connected cameras inside and around Americans’ homes.

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You're in a Police Lineup, Right Now

By BanTheCams.org on November 20, 2019

Face recognition technology is being used to unlock phones, clear customs, identify immigrants and solve crimes. In the Video Op-Ed above, Clare Garvie demands the United States government hit pause on face recognition. She argues that while this convenient technology may seem benign to those who feel they have nothing to hide, face recognition is something we should all fear. Police databases now feature the faces of nearly half of Americans — most of whom have no idea their image is there.

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DNA: New Precedent for Government Access?

By BanTheCams.org on November 14, 2019

Privacy experts are saying a warrant in Florida to allow police to search a massive DNA database could act as a new precedent, opening up all DNA sites to government access – a dystopian future come true. View on YouTube

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Florida Lawsuit Against License Plate Readers Advances

By BanTheCams.org on October 31, 2019

A Florida judge earlier this month found merit in the argument that automated license plate readers (ALPR, also known as ANPR) might violate state privacy laws. The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a group that seeks to limit the power of administrative agencies, sued the city of Coral Gables on behalf Raul Mas Canosa, a motorist who was tracked by the city’s cameras. Read the full article at TheNewspaper.com.

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The Growing Transportation Surveillance Control Grid

By BanTheCams.org on October 29, 2019

A bill introduced in the U.S. House would create a real-time national driver surveillance program that would allow law enforcement to know anything and everything about a driver at the click of a button. But even if the bill never goes anywhere, the transportation surveillance system is already built – and growing. View on YouTube

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Google Rolls Out "Orwellian Nightmare" Technology To Spy On You In Your Home

By BanTheCams.org on October 28, 2019

Google’s new Nest Hub Max is a smart display unit that comes equipped with a 6.5-megapixel facial recognition camera that identifies you and monitors all your actions – inside your own home. And the Orwellian icing on the cake is that it is not equipped with a physical shutter to forcibly prevent it from monitoring what’s happening in your home. Read the full article at ZeroHedge.

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