It is crucial these surveillance systems embed principles of transparency and accountability within their design.
For journalists and activists what we’ve learned about Pegasus has created new doubts about security.
"...we urge you to investigate CBP’s warrantless use of commercial databases containing Americans’ information, including but not limited to Venntel’s location database.”
“The speed at which these new privacy-shredding technologies have been unleashed is alarming, especially given that none of them have been proven to be effective at mitigating the spread of COVID-19.”
"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."
“EARN IT is anti-speech, anti-security, and anti-innovation. Congress must reject it.”
This is just the latest in a string of controversies surrounding Facebook’s unprecedented influence on democracy in the United States and around the world.
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