Sep 062019
 September 6, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance

Jake Johnson reports:

A diverse coalition of advocacy groups representing more than 15 million people launched a grassroots pressure campaign Thursday calling on local, state, and federal lawmakers to completely ban law enforcement use of facial recognition technology, which the organizations warn is “spreading like an epidemic” and poses a dire threat to fundamental privacy rights.

“Facial recognition is one of the most authoritarian and invasive forms of surveillance ever created,” said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future (FFTF), which is leading the campaign. “No amount of regulation can fix the dangers inherent in this form of Big Brother automaton. We need to ban this technology outright, treat it like biological or nuclear weapons, and prevent it from proliferating before it’s too late.”

Read more on Common Dreams.

via Joe Cadillic

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