Under coronavirus lockdown, Russia expands surveillance state

In Russia, two human rights groups say Vladimir Putin's government has vastly expanded surveillance to enforce the nation's coronavirus lockdown, using facial recognition technology and collection of personal data. The groups say regulation is required to ensure that surveillance measures are both temporary and proportionate. Read the rest

How to look cute on your webcam that the government is definitely spying on

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sorry for posting my face twice in a row but here’s an old one that seems relevant rn 💅

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Trump asks Congress to permanently reauthorize NSA's expiring power to access domestic call records

Trump Administration wants Congress to bring N.S.A.’s deactivated Call Records program back to life.

NSA domestic surveillance debate returns to Congress with 'Ending Mass Collection of Americans’ Phone Records Act'

“It’s time, finally, to put a stake in the heart of this unnecessary government surveillance program and start to restore some of Americans’ liberties,” Wyden said in a statement.