Tag: Social Media

  • Overview of EPIC’s Comments to DOJ and DHS on the use of facial recognition, other technologies using biometric information, and predictive algorithms.

    EPIC submitted comments in response to DOJ and DHS’ Request for Written Submissions on Sec. 13e of Executive Order 14074 urging DOJ and DHS to center vulnerable communities as the agencies craft new guidance for law enforcement on certain advanced technologies. The proposed guidance will cover use of facial recognition, predictive policing technologies, social media surveillance tools, and DNA analysis. DOJ and DHS have a long and historied pattern of misuse and abuse of surveillance tools.

    • Face Surveillance & Biometrics

    • Intelligence Surveillance

    • Privacy in Public

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Analysis

  • EPIC Urges CBP Not to Collect Useless Social Media Information From Visa Holders

    EPIC urged CBP not to collect social media information from current visa holders because this information is not useful and likely to result in biased denials of entry to the U.S.

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Traveler Screening & Border Surveillance

    • Updates

  • Supreme Court Avoids Major Section 230 Ruling in Case About Digital Platforms Recommending Terrorist Content

    The Supreme Court has declined to address whether Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a law that encourages tech companies to moderate content on their platforms, immunizes companies like Google and Twitter from lawsuits alleging that their recommendation algorithms promoted terrorist activity. In a pair of decisions released today—Gonzalez v. Google and Twitter v. Taamneh.

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Online Harassment

    • Updates