San Francisco banned facial recognition tech. Here’s why other cities should too.

San Francisco banned facial recognition tech. Here’s why other cities should too.

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition technology by the police and local government agencies.

'A More Just and Equitable Future': Advocates Welcome Markey's Privacy Bill of Rights

'A More Just and Equitable Future': Advocates Welcome Markey's Privacy Bill of Rights

Dylan Gilbert, a policy fellow at the nonprofit Public Knowledge, said that "Senator Markey's Privacy Bill of Rights Act sets a strong, rights-based standard for consumer privacy protection under federal law that goes beyond mere notice and choice.".

Facebook Discriminates Users Based on Race, Gender and Religion in Housing Ads, HUD charges say

Facebook Discriminates Users Based on Race, Gender and Religion in Housing Ads, HUD charges say

Last August, HUD Secretary Ben Carson accused Facebook of discrimination because it lets advertisers exclude people based on their race, gender, national origin, family status, ZIP code or religion. She said the social network no longer lets advertisers run housing, employment or credit ads targeted by age, gender or ZIP code.

99 Percent Foundation

99 Percent Foundation

Our Mission - Uniting and supporting the 99% around the world 99% refers to the lower 99% of the world's income distribution. By uniting the 99%, we wish to create a more justified world, a world where salaries are fair without discrimination and our privacy is not violated.

UK police use of computer programs to predict crime sparks discrimination warning

UK police use of computer programs to predict crime sparks discrimination warning

The rapid growth in the use of computer programs to predict crime hotspots and people who are likely to reoffend risks locking discrimination into the criminal justice system, a report has warned.

Microsoft: It would be cruel to stop government agencies using facial recognition software

Microsoft: It would be cruel to stop government agencies using facial recognition software

"A sweeping ban on all government use clearly goes too far and risks being cruel in its humanitarian effect." Read more : Amazon investors are cranking up the pressure on Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to government agencies Smith referenced the fact that the National Human Genome Research Institute is using facial recognition to improve the diagnosis of DiGeorge syndrome , a rare, genetic disease, in Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans.

Understanding Identity Systems Part 1: Why ID?

Understanding Identity Systems Part 1: Why ID?

The second section, Discrimination and Identity, explores how an ID scheme operates in the context of an existing identity infrastructure, and the issues surrounding discrimination that can emerge.

Three quarters of US Facebook users unaware their online behavior gets tracked

Three quarters of US Facebook users unaware their online behavior gets tracked

After surveying 963 US adults last year between September 4 to October 1, Pew researchers found that 74 per cent of Facebook users said they were unaware the social ad biz tracks their traits and interests.

CDT Signs Onto Principles for Privacy Legislation, Calls On NTIA to Promote Robust Privacy Law in Congress

CDT Signs Onto Principles for Privacy Legislation, Calls On NTIA to Promote Robust Privacy Law in Congress

CDT hopes the administration champions this approach, and as the public interest privacy legislation principles demonstrate, there are many organizations that stand ready to work with the NTIA and Congress to propose concrete language to these ends.

Invisible Manipulation: 10 ways our data is being used against us

Invisible Manipulation: 10 ways our data is being used against us

As society heads toward an ever more connected world, the ability for individuals to protect and manage the invisible data that companies and third parties hold about them, becomes increasingly difficult.