The company’s shareholders have it within their power to stop Amazon’s deployment of its invasive face surveillance technology, Rekognition.

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To Amazon shareholders:

Before you are two shareholder proposals concerning Amazon’s face recognition surveillance technology. Your vote on these proposals will help chart the course for the kind of society we’ll have to live in, and whether that society will be forced to suffer under continuous, inescapable, and dangerous government surveillance.

The first proposal would ask the Board of Directors to stop sales of “Rekognition” — Amazon’s face surveillance technology — to the government. …

The for-profit bail industry condones trauma and incentivizes violence to improve their bottom line.

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By Andrea Woods, Staff Attorney, Criminal Law Reform Project
& Alex Rate, Legal Director, ACLU of Montana APRIL 17, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Around 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017, Eugene Mitchell, Shayleen Meuchell, and their four-year-old daughter were in bed at their home in Lolo, Montana, when they heard a violent crash. “It sounded like a truck had driven straight into our house,” Mitchell later said. In a surreal flash, armed bounty hunters kicked in the front door, broke into the bedroom, pointed assault rifles and pistols at the family, and shouted at them not to move.

The bounty hunters terrorized the Montana family. But the trauma and harm did not end there. …

If legislators know these laws violate the First Amendment, they should repeal them, not pass half-measures designed to thwart judicial review.

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By Brian Hauss, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project APRIL 16, 2019 | 7:45 PM

Last year, an Arizona federal court blocked the state from enforcing its anti-boycott law, ruling that the law — which requires government contractors to certify that they are not participating in boycotts of Israel or Israeli settlements in the West Bank — violates the First Amendment. …


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