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San Francisco bans police use of facial recognition

San Francisco bans police use of facial recognition

Peskin pointed out that the shortcomings of FR mean that it leads to plentiful misidentifications. Case in point: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) tested facial recognition technology used by police in Orlando, Florida, and found that it falsely matched 28 members of Congress with mugshots.

San Francisco – a tech-forward metropolis that nonetheless finds pervasive facial recognition (FR) to be “psychologically uncomfortable” – on Tuesday became the first major US city to ban police use of the technology. Aaron Peskin, the city supervisor who sponsored the bill, told the New York Times that the […]

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