'Take This Seriously': Digital Rights Group Urges Americans to Beat Back Attempts to Exploit Coronavirus Crisis to Erode Civil Liberties

'Take This Seriously': Digital Rights Group Urges Americans to Beat Back Attempts to Exploit Coronavirus Crisis to Erode Civil Liberties

As President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders called on Americans to flout the advice of public health experts and consider returning to work amid the coronavirus pandemic, digital rights group Fight for the Future launched a campaign on Tuesday urging supporters to help "flatten the curve" and slow the spread of the respiratory virus while warning that government agencies are liable to use widespread anxiety about the pandemic to undermine civil liberties and human rights.

'Ban this technology': students protest US universities' use of facial recognition

'Ban this technology': students protest US universities' use of facial recognition

The protests on Monday came after pushback led by students and digital rights group Fight for The Future against a proposed facial recognition program at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) led the school to reverse course and drop the technology.

UCLA Abandons Plans to Use Facial Recognition After Backlash

UCLA Abandons Plans to Use Facial Recognition After Backlash

Ahead of a national day of action led by digital rights group Fight for the Future, UCLA has abandoned its plans to become the first university in the United States to adopt facial recognition technology.

More than 10,000 people call on Congress to investigate Amazon’s surveillance empire

More than 10,000 people call on Congress to investigate Amazon’s surveillance empire

Digital rights group Fight for the Future has launched a new campaign calling on Congress to investigate Amazon’s surveillance-based business practices, and the rapidly spreading partnerships between it’s doorbell camera company, Ring and local law enforcement.

Musicians are campaigning to ban facial recognition at concerts

Musicians are campaigning to ban facial recognition at concerts

Digital rights advocacy group Fight For The Future have secured the support of artists including Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine plus indie-rock band Speedy Ortiz as they outline the potential dangers of the technology on citizens.

Amazon Ring’s police partnerships ‘troubled’ security industry group

Amazon Ring’s police partnerships ‘troubled’ security industry group

Unlike other video doorbells and surveillance products, police often end up promoting Ring sales through partnerships with the company."When an industry association that represents security and surveillance camera companies thinks that your practices are too invasive and lack transparency, that really says something," Fight for the Future's deputy director Evan Greer said in a statement.

Here's The Most Complete Map So Far Of Amazon Ring's Camera Surveillance Partnerships With Local Police

Here's The Most Complete Map So Far Of Amazon Ring's Camera Surveillance Partnerships With Local Police

Digital rights group Fight for the Future has compiled a map that shows the breadth of Amazon Ring partnerships with local police for the first time. "Amazon is aggressively marketing surveillance products, including facial recognition, to government agencies with a proven track record of human rights abuses," Greer told BuzzFeed News.

Berkeley Claims To Be A Progressive City But It’s Not Clear If They’ll Ban Facial Recognition.

Berkeley Claims To Be A Progressive City But It’s Not Clear If They’ll Ban Facial Recognition.

“The proposal on the table in Berkeley is clear, direct, and effective,” said Evan Greer, Deputy Director at Fight for the Future, (pronouns: she/her).

Civil Rights Group Wants to Ban Feds From Using Facial Recognition

Civil Rights Group Wants to Ban Feds From Using Facial Recognition

Fight for the Future, one of the main activist groups fighting for net neutrality and against mass surveillance in the past few years, launched a new campaign today, asking for a ban on the use of facial recognition software by the federal government.

Join the Epic Livestream to Save Net Neutrality

Join the Epic Livestream to Save Net Neutrality

Fight For the Future has provided some great resources for embedding the video, a widget and pre-written social media posts to make it easier than ever to show your support. Tell Congress how you feel, spread the word on social media and enjoy this epic livestream:.

New tool helps travelers avoid airlines that use facial recognition technology

New tool helps travelers avoid airlines that use facial recognition technology

Activist groups Fight for the Future, Demand Progress and CREDO on Wednesday unveiled a new website called , which shows users what airlines use facial recognition to verify the identity of passengers before boarding.

Privacy activists launch campaign against airlines using facial recognition technology

Privacy activists launch campaign against airlines using facial recognition technology

A group of privacy activists on Wednesday launched a campaign calling out airlines that use facial recognition technology to scan passengers in coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).Digital rights group Fight for the Future publicly unveiled a new website that encourages privacy-minded passengers to contact the airlines currently partnering with CBP to roll out facial recognition scanning — including top companies such as JetBlue, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and British Airways.

'Do the right thing': ads on Facebook and Google seek big tech whistleblowers

'Do the right thing': ads on Facebook and Google seek big tech whistleblowers

Initiative by not-for-profit Fight for the Future offers employees of Silicon Valley firms a way to organize and leak information 'Do the right thing': ads on Facebook and Google seek big tech whistleblowers Silicon Valley activists have launched a whistleblower campaign to help workers organize against “unethical tech”, including ads on social media platforms targeting the employees of those companies.

Rep. Gabbard Earns A+ Rating for Protecting Civil Liberties, Open Internet

Rep. Gabbard Earns A+ Rating for Protecting Civil Liberties, Open Internet

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was recognized on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, as a champion for protecting a free and open internet and civil liberties, earning an A+ rating from Restore The Fourth and Fight for the Future .

Privacy advocates: Dems’ “technological wall” proposal could do “even more harm” than Trump’s wall

Privacy advocates: Dems’ “technological wall” proposal could do “even more harm” than Trump’s wall

After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested a “technological wall,” with increased electronic scrutiny of border traffic as an alternative to President Trump’s proposed physical wall, the internet freedom group Fight for the Future quickly circulated an online petition against the idea.

With eye on midterms, coalition of influential advocacy groups challenges congressional candidates to take a firm position on immediately restoring net neutrality

With eye on midterms, coalition of influential advocacy groups challenges congressional candidates to take a firm position on immediately restoring net neutrality

National groups ACLU, CREDO Action, Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, and Free Press Action Fund—which have a combined eight million members—are submitting a single-question questionnaire to Congressional incumbents and their challengers to gauge support for the discharge petition to force a vote on the net neutrality CRA