May 152019
 May 15, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Kate Conger, Richard Fausset and Serge F. Kovaleski report:

San Francisco, long at the heart of the technology revolution, took a stand against potential abuse on Tuesday by banning the use of facial recognition software by the police and other agencies.

The action, which came in an 8-to-1 vote by the Board of Supervisors, makes San Francisco the first major American city to block a tool that many police forces are turning to in the search for both small-time criminal suspects and perpetrators of mass carnage.

Read more on The New York Times.

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