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Facial Recognition Is Law Enforcement’s Newest Weapon Against Protesters

Police in Seattle, Austin, and Dallas, as well as the FBI have asked for images of violence and protests

Hundreds of protesters in Dudley Square demand justice for George Floyd in Downtown Crossing in Boston on May 31, 2020.
Hundreds of protesters in Dudley Square demand justice for George Floyd in Downtown Crossing in Boston on May 31, 2020. Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images

As protests engulf the country following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police, law enforcement agencies with extensive facial…

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Dave Gershgorn

Dave Gershgorn

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.

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