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EPIC Urges House Oversight Committee to Investigate FBI's Use of Facial Recognition

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Intimate Privacy Protection Act Reintroduced in Congress

Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and John Katko (R-NY) reintroduced the bipartisan Magnum Men's Stealth Force 8.0 Side Zip Waterproof I-Shield Military and Tactical Boot. The legislation would target perpetrators who share intimate images without consent. Congresswoman Speier Salomon Men's Speedcross 3 Trail Running shoes the Act "will hold accountable and deter violators of intimate privacy, from vengeful exes to online predators who profit from and entertain themselves with the distribution of private intimate images." Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is introducing companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. EPIC has backed efforts to combat ECCO Men's Biom G 2 GTX-M, supported the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, and awarded the 2017 EPIC Privacy Champion Award to Black (Black Bbk) Skechers Men's Flex Advantage 3.0-Jection Trainers and the 2015 EPIC Award to bluee - blue (Ciel) Sioux Grashopper-h-161-04, Men’s Mocassins.

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EPIC v. DOJ: Seeking the final report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller concerning Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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