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San Francisco Bans the Use of Facial Recognition by Law Enforcement

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San Francisco Bans the Use of Facial Recognition by Law EnforcementFacial recognition technology was based in the city of San Francisco, making this the first city in The United States to take such a drastic measure. People are used with the idea of facial recognition from movies long before this feature arrived in the real world. Now, phones already perform facial recognition for unlocking your phone so you might think that there’s nothing to it. In theory, the system would be ideal in certain situations, like finding someone running from the law. Just show the system what it should be looking for and let the system comb through thousands of cameras spread around the city. All fine and dandy, but like any new technology, facial recognition is going to have problems. First of all, there is the human factor. While people would need a warrant to use this system, it’s also likely that it could be abused. And then there is the fact that facial recognition, for all its touted prowess, it’s extremely inaccurate. For example, it was re...
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San Francisco&apos;s decision to ban local law enforcement from using facial recognition technology to more quickly identify and apprehend suspects has sparked a debate over what&apos;s more important -- each American&apos;s right to privacy, or the American people&apos;s right to...

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