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ACLU uncovers Amazon’s facial recognition plans
The ACLU discovered documents that reveal Amazon’s plans to join forces with governments to use newly developed facial recognition technology. This technology can recognize and track faces in crowds and analyze the face in the context of a large database. As Amazon plans to market this technology to governments, the dangers to civil liberties are mounting.
Gavin Grimm gets federal court victory
Gavin Grimm, a transgender student who was barred from using the regular bathrooms in his school, won in court again yesterday. With the help of the ACLU, Gavin’s case has helped prove that federal law protects transgender people.
Ohio’s Congressional map violates constitution
The ACLU has filed suit in Ohio this week, citing that the state’s Congressional district are gerrymandered in a way that is unconstitutional. The lines in Ohio are some of the most partisan in the country.
Abuse at U.S. border continues at staggering rate
The Trump Administration deportation program has been harmful enough. Now, thousands of pages of evidence reveal that the cruelty extends to the border. At the U.S. border with Mexico, asylum seekers and others fleeing to the U.S. have been faced with physical, sexual, and verbal abuse.