Informed Americans have known for quite some time that over the last decade their civil liberties [particularly privacy] has been quickly eroding at the hands of advertisement, BIG tech, law enforcement, mass media, social media, and telecommunications companies. This erosion often occurs via backroom deals under the guise of fighting crime, and/or in the interest of national security, all while helping such companies remain monopolies with a fierce competitive edge.
Like so many gravely concerned Americans and advocacy groups over the erosion of their civil liberties and civil rights, Presente.org, touted as “the largest online advocacy group for Latin American immigrants in the United States,” has put together a well-defined petition demanding that U.S. Congress investigate Amazon for its illicit collaborative behaviors of burgeoning mass surveillance. You can view and sign the petition here.
This may also interest you: “Facial-recognition technology has a racial-bias problem, according to a new landmark federal study. The study found that black people and Asian people were up to 100 times as likely to produce a false positive than white men, and women were more likely to be misidentified than men across the board.”
Racist software designs are never a good recipe for improving race relations in a multi-ethnic/multi-cultural and multinational society.