In case you’re wondering if Google or Facebook, etc., will keep you secure, yes, they will try. In the same way a farmer tries to keep their sheep secure from everything else but their own knife.
Security does not imply safety.
The @ACLU is right.
Biometric mass surveillance is too dangerous a tool - that's why we're asking the European Union to ban it.
If you're a European citizen, sign our petition and join us: https://reclaimyourface.eu/
Breaking good news: Clearview Facial-Recognition Technology Ruled Illegal in Canada
"Canadian authorities have found that the collection of facial-recognition data by Clearview AI is illegal because it violates federal and provincial privacy laws..."
FYI Mozilla / Firefox shares user data with Google, Leanplum, and Adjust  by default except on Klar  . Learn how to opt-out here . Also doesn't hurt to search for "telemetry" in `about:config` (not available on Firefox iOS) and toggle the entries to `false`.
@thor also journalists extensively use surveillance trackers on news websites to watch what an individual is reading and to measure engagement - i'm often surprised how much surveillance is going on while reading news
Agent 327: Operation Barbershop https://video.blender.org/videos/watch/264ff760-803e-430e-8d81-15648e904183
If you are looking for a privacy-friendly alternative to Facebook Events, you might want to check out Mobilizon:
It's a free open source federated events platform, and is part of the Fediverse as it uses the ActivityPub protocol.
Because it's still new, it currently only federates between Mobilizon instances. You can't follow Mobilizon instances from Mastodon yet, however this is planned for the future.
Super privacy alternatives: https://twitter.com/arpagon/status/1346989283593351168
A newer server operated by the Mastodon gGmbH non-profit