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(Natural News) The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for illegally spying on and surveilling Americans using advanced facial recognition software.

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), in speaking to The Washington Post about the suit, explained that Americans deserve to be able to go about their lives in peace without being watched by corrupt federal agencies that have grossly overstepped their bounds.

“Americans’ ability to navigate our communities without constant tracking and surveillance is being chipped away at an alarming pace,” Markey said to the Post, the first media outlet to break the news about the ACLU suit.

“We cannot stand by as the tentacles of the surveillance state dig deeper into our private lives, treating every one of us like suspects in an unbridled investigation that undermines our rights and freedom.”

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Democrats introduce legislation to stop the FBI from illegally spying on Americans

At the current time, there are only state-level bans in some areas blocking the FBI from using facial recognition tools to track Americans without their knowledge or consent, and without a warrant. There is no federal-level ban on such practices, though Markey has pledged to see one passed.

Along with Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and numerous other Democrats, Markey has promised to unveil new legislation that would rein in the FBI and other federal agencies and stop them from taking advantage of the system in violation of the Constitution.

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