ACLU sues facial recognition firm Clearview AI, calling it a ‘nightmare scenario’ for privacy

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing controversial facial recognition firm Clearview AI for violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), alleging the company illegally collected and stored data on Illinois citizens without their knowledge or consent and then sold access to its technology to law enforcement and private companies. The full complaint […]

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YouTube says China-linked comment deletions weren’t caused by outside parties

YouTube sparked widespread speculation about its moderation policies this week after it admitted to accidentally deleting comments that contained phrases critical of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Today, the company said that the issue was not the result of outside interference — an explanation for the error floated by many. The phrases that triggered automatic […]

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Donald Trump’s executive order is ‘plainly illegal,’ says co-author of Section 230

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) is calling Donald Trump’s proposed executive order “plainly illegal” in a new statement on Thursday. The draft executive order would pare back platform liability protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a bill Wyden coauthored in 1996 with Sen. Chris Cox (R-CA). Under Section 230, internet companies have broad […]

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