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Facebook Faces Fresh Lawsuit over Instagram’s Use of Biometric Data

A  lawsuit filed against Facebook in California this week claims that the company’s Instagram platform is unlawfully harvesting biometric data from its users. The lawsuit claims that Instagram is intentionally stealing facial recognition data from more than 100 million users without their consent.

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Boston Bans Government Use of Facial Recognition Software

Boston has joined cities such as San Francisco, Oakland, and Cambridge in passing an ordinance to ban government use of facial recognition technology. Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu commented: “Boston should not be using racially discriminatory technology and technology that threatens our basic rights.”

Biometrics / Facial Recognition technology / Big Brother

Bokhari: Law Enforcement Must No Longer Rely on Leftist Tech Companies

One of the lessons of the last few weeks of lies and insanity from the left is that America’s law enforcement community, which puts life and limb on the line every day to keep the country’s citizens safe, has few friends among the country’s political and media establishment — and even fewer in the Big Tech hubs of Silicon Valley and Seattle.

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Signal Messaging App Adds Face-Blurring Feature to Hide Identity of Protesters

The Signal messaging app introduced a feature this week that will help protesters shield their identities. When activated, the feature uses facial detection technology to automatically blur faces in pictures, hindering law enforcement efforts to identify violent rioters and looters. According to the company, “One immediate thing seems clear: 2020 is a pretty good year to cover your face.”

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UCLA Kills Plan to Use Facial Recognition Tech After Criticism

The University of California, Los Angeles, announced this week that they will not be moving forward with a plan to use facial recognition technology on campus. The decision comes ahead of a planned day of protests by students and advocacy groups that focus on privacy rights.

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Edward Snowden Warns of AI-Driven Tyranny

Whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who revealed the mass surveillance of Americans in his 2013 leaks about the National Security Agency (NSA), has issued a warning about the rise of AI-driven policing in the near future.

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