King County, Washington, bans facial recognition
The county, which includes Seattle, became the first county government to institute an outright ban on the controversial surveillance technology.
Hawaii adds facial recognition to COVID-19 airport screening
Travelers whose body temperatures set off thermal cameras at the state's airports will have their pictures taken so they can be pulled aside for further screening.
Amid backlash, Worcester, Mass., approves predictive-crime software
Worcester officials approved the use of software that uses automated data analysis to direct when and where police patrols visit certain neighborhoods.
NYPD lacks 'serious engagement' with surveillance tech disclosure law
Critics said the New York Police Department took a "lazy copy-and-paste approach" to a new law requiring it to disclose its surveillance technologies.
Utah bill called solid 'first step' toward facial recognition policy
The bill would require state agencies to file written requests before using facial recognition, though privacy advocates said the law could go further.
Facial recognition use surges after Capitol riot
State and local law enforcement agencies are making increased use of the controversial technology to track down participants in the deadly riot.
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.