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The Best Reason for Your City to Ban Facial Recognition

The technology isn’t ready. Society isn’t ready. And the law isn’t ready.

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This week, San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to bar itself from using facial recognition systems. The city’s Board of Supervisors voted 8–1 on Tuesday to prohibit the police and other public agencies — though not private companies —…

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