At a time when violence by White supremacists is on the rise, the FBI appears to be targeting Black people in a secret intelligence program concerning so-called ‘Black Identity Extremists’ — an inflammatory term for a group that doesn’t even exist.
A top Google executive recently sent a shot across the bow of its competitors regarding face surveillance. Kent Walker, the company’s general counsel and senior vice president of global affairs, made it clear that Google — unlike Amazon and Microsoft — will not sell a face recognition product until the technology’s potential for abuse is […]
Regardless of what officials may think about the protests, the First Amendment prohibits the government from discriminating against individuals and organizations based on the content of their speech and the viewpoints they express.
Nearly four years ago, the ACLU found Blacks in Minneapolis were 11 times more likely than Whites to be arrested for marijuana possession, despite similar usage rates. As one observer said to the Star Tribune on this latest sting, “They are locking up all these Blacks. What about the White people who are doing it?”