Influential Coalition With 15 Million Members Calls for Outright Ban on Facial Recognition

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More than thirty organizations on Thursday called for a nationwide ban against government use of face recognition calling the technology “unreliable, biased, and a threat to basic rights and safety.”

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Facebook Privately Admitted Failure in Vetting the Author of Its ‘Anti-Conservative’ Audit

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Facebook on Tuesday released the initial report prepared by its external auditor concerning the rampant speculation about anti-conservative bias at the company. More than a year ago, however, company officials privately copped to the fact that they’d failed to properly vet the man chosen to spearhead the effort,…

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Civil Rights Groups Mostly Unimpressed by New Twitter Policy Against ‘Dehumanizing’ Language

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Civil rights organizations were, somehow, both pleased and exasperated with Twitter on Tuesday after the social network announced the latest update to its rules against “hateful conduct,” a change characterized by the New York Times, which first broke the news, as a “scaling back” of the company’s policymaking to…

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Leading Civil Rights Groups Call Facebook’s Latest Internal Audit ‘Woefully Inadequate’ to Address Hate

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Facebook on Sunday issued the first major update of 2019 on the progress of its ongoing civil rights audit, spurred more a year ago by a sharp upsurge in criticism over its permissive policies toward hateful and abusive content directed at people of color and religious minorities. However, many civil rights leaders…

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