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 May 31, 2019  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Kate Allen and Wendy Gillis report:

Toronto police have been using facial recognition technology for more than a year — a tool police say increases the speed and efficiency of criminal investigations and has led to arrests in major crimes including homicides.

But the emerging technology — which relies on artificial intelligence — has generated enough privacy and civil liberty concerns that the city of San Francisco, worried about police and state overreach, recently became the first U.S. city to ban the tool.

Read more on Toronto Star.

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