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A US army soldier scans the eyes of an Afghan resident with an Automated Biometric Identification System, during a mission at Turkham, Afghanistan, 6 October 2011, TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP via Getty Images

Biometrics collection under the pretext of counter-terrorism

Countering the Spread of Biometrics: three case studies from differing contexts illustrate the looming dangers of the untransparent and unregulated collection of biometric data in the name of combating terrorism.

A phone running the settings app is seen in this photo illustration on 9 July 2018, Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto

Dark patterns, web design, and free expression

PEN America – along with Consumer Reports, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Access Now, and others – launched the Dark Patterns Tip Line, a website where anyone can share examples of the websites that confuse and coerce us into making decisions or agreeing to terms that we wouldn’t otherwise.

A woman walks past a mural depicting a 'seeing eye', in Los Angeles, California, 20 November 2011, Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times

Three ways social media companies can disarm abusive users

“To protect the victims and ensure their voices are not silenced, social media companies must actively discourage abuse and hold abusive users accountable – but in ways that do not themselves infringe on freedom of expression.”