Portland enacts nation's strongest facial recognition ban
Portland has become the first to ban all both public and private sector organizations from using facial recognition systems within city limits.
TSA tests biometric 'self-service' scanners at Reagan National Airport
Passengers at Washington's busiest airport will go through new security screenings using tablet computers meant to reduce physical contact with TSA agents.
Pittsburgh considers ban on facial recognition, predictive policing
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
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.
To avoid bias and reduce crime, police turn to license plate readers
As facial recognition services shut down, some police say license plate readers are the proactive, bias-free policing aid they've been looking for.
Amazon suspends police use of facial recognition software for one year
Amazon's Rekognition service, which is widely used by law enforcement agencies, has been discontinued for one year while the company waits for federal guidance on the technology's "ethical use."
Facial recognition bill falls flat in California legislature
A state Assembly committee stopped a bill allowing companies and government agencies to use the controversial surveillance technology without consent.
Pitt think tank to review ethics of algorithms in local governments
The former federal prosecutor running the task force said there's a place for AI-backed technologies like facial recognition, but that governments can "do better."
Vermont calls for AI 'code of ethics'
A state task force that published a report this week says the state's policy work could also be used by other states navigating the emerging ethical minefield that is artificial intelligence.