Massachusetts to stop using facial recognition in identity verification

by • 3 months ago

“We’re not a biometric company,” said's Pete Eskew after Massachusetts' unemployment agency said it will stop using facial recognition.

Portland enacts nation's strongest facial recognition ban

by • 2 years ago

Portland has become the first to ban all both public and private sector organizations from using facial recognition systems within city limits.

Pittsburgh considers ban on facial recognition, predictive policing

by • 2 years ago

A new proposal to the Pittsburgh City Council this week follows a recent predictive policing pilot led by the city and its controversial use of social media and facial recognition to arrest civil rights protesters earlier this year.

Facial recognition software tallies second wrongful arrest

by • 2 years ago

Two Black men in Detroit are the first known examples of the controversial technology leading police to arrest the wrong people. The ACLU believes there are many others.

Los Angeles used Signal to plan controversial vehicle-tracking program

by • 2 years ago

Emails obtained by the Los Angeles Daily News show city transportation officials used an encrypted messaging service to discuss a vehicle-tracking program and did not save the correspondence.

Facial recognition bill falls flat in California legislature

by • 2 years ago

A state Assembly committee stopped a bill allowing companies and government agencies to use the controversial surveillance technology without consent.

D.C. groups oppose city's real-time vehicle location tracking policy

by • 2 years ago

A policy enacted in February by the D.C. transportation department requiring companies to share ride data in real time is facing escalating criticism from privacy advocates and neighborhood groups.

Phone location data offers limited glimpse of virus spread, ACLU says

by • 2 years ago

The mobile data being used to track the COVID-19 pandemic is not accurate enough to tell if people are abiding by social-distancing guidelines — and privacy concerns abound, the ACLU said.

Facial-recognition ban in Cambridge, Mass., marks a trend

by • 2 years ago

Absent federal regulations on government's use of facial recognition, more states and localities are coming up with their own rules and prohibitions.