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Nine public interest and civil liberties groups, among them the ACLU, have withdrawn from talks with industry associations over setting limits on face recognition technology in marketing and consumer tracking. The NYT reports:
Today the Senate defeated an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have tacked controversial dragnet spying legislation onto the omnibus military appropriations authorization.
The Obama administration is trying to tack 20 years onto a Florida man's tax fraud sentence for the supposed crime of possessing books the government doesn't like. The Intercept reports:
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Former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden infamously said the US government kills people based on metadata. It turns out the US kills people based on metadata derived from Tweets and Facebook posts.
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Artist and journalist Molly Crabapple has produced another fantastic, devastating animation for Fusion, this time on the nation's vast and little known immigration detention network. Watch it and share it widely.