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Why San Francisco’s ban on face recognition is only the start of a long fight

MIT Technology Review - Thu 16 May 19

The city government can’t use the technology, but private companies still can, and regulating those uses is a thornier problem.

With San Francisco ban, facial recognition fervor cools

Phys.org - Wed 15 May 19

A ban on facial recognition for law enforcement in San Francisco highlights growing public concerns about technology which is seeing stunning growth for an array of applications while provoking ...

San Francisco bans facial recognition use by police

Phys.org - Wed 15 May 19

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first US city to ban use of facial recognition technology by police or other government agencies.

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban police using facial recognition

ABC Science - Wed 15 May 19

In a city teeming with tech innovation and home to Twitter, Airbnb and Uber, the local government votes to bans police and other departments from using the technology, ...

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban facial recognition technology

Gizmag - Tue 14 May 19

San Francisco has just become the first city in the United States to entirely ban local government and law enforcement uses of facial recognition technology. Although the ordinance is ...

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban facial recognition technology, Techspot - Wed 15 May 19

San Francisco becomes first city in U.S. to ban facial-recognition software

The Washington Post - Tue 14 May 19

The ban dealt a swift symbolic blow to a key technology rapidly being deployed by law-enforcement agencies nationwide.

San Francisco to vote on banning face recognition technology

Phys.org - Tue 14 May 19

San Francisco supervisors will vote on surveillance oversight legislation Tuesday that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police and other city departments.

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition

Phys.org - Mon 13 May 19

San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that's creeping ...

If facial recognition is good enough for Taylor Swift, is it good enough for you?

USA today - Tue 21 May 19

Facial recognition is spreading to where you live, work, shop and travel. What happens to the data? Would you trade privacy for safety?        

New York Proposal Would Ban Face Recognition Surveillance By Landlords

Gizmodo - Wed 15 May 19

In the same week that San Francisco voted to become the first city in the United States to ban government use of face recognition surveillance, two New York State legislators introduced a bill ...

San Francisco bans police and city use of face recognition technology

USA today - Wed 15 May 19

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments.        

San Francisco Has Just Banned Facial Recognition Technology

Ubergizmo - Tue 14 May 19

Facial recognition tech is a bit iffy in the sense that while it might be useful and quite amazing in terms of it being a technological feat, there are privacy concerns surrounding it. After ...

San Francisco bans city use of facial recognition

Engadget - Tue 14 May 19

San Francisco is following through on talk of banning facial recognition tech. The city's Board of Supervisors has voted 8-1 in favor of a bill, the Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, ...

San Francisco votes to ban city use of facial recognition technology

Reuters Technology - Tue 14 May 19

San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies ...

San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition

BBC Technology - Tue 14 May 19

The city voted against the emerging technology amid fears of invasion of privacy and unreliability.

San Francisco becomes first city to bar police from using facial recognition - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Tue 14 May 19

It won't be the last city to consider a similar law.

San Francisco moves toward ban on use of facial recognition technology

Reuters Technology - Tue 14 May 19

San Francisco officials on Tuesday took a major step toward banning the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools with surveillance applications ...

San Francisco has banned facial recognition by city agencies

The Verge - Tue 14 May 19

In a first for a city in the United States, San Francisco has voted to ban its government agencies from using facial recognition technology. The city’s Board of Supervisors voted ...

San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Ban Face Recognition Surveillance

Gizmodo - Tue 14 May 19

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in America to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police and other government agencies.Read more...

San Francisco passes city government ban on facial recognition tech

TechCrunch - Tue 14 May 19

On Tuesday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to approve a ban on the use of facial recognition tech by city agencies. The Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, introduced by San ...

San Francisco could become first city to ban facial recognition tech on Tuesday - CNET

CNET - Tue 14 May 19

Several other cities are looking to follow suit in the name of protecting civil liberties.

San Francisco could be first US city to ban facial-recognition technology

CNN - Tue 14 May 19

San Francisco, long one of the most tech-friendly and tech-savvy cities in the world, is poised to prohibit its government from using facial-recognition technology.

San Francisco may become first U.S. city to ban facial recognition

The Christian Science Monitor - Mon 13 May 19

If San Francisco adopts a ban, other cities, states, or even Congress could follow, with lawmakers looking to curtail government surveillance. But local critics say the technology is useful ...

Yes, Americans can opt-out of airport facial recognition. Here’s how

TechCrunch - Mon 13 May 19

Whether you like it or not, facial recognition tech to check in for your flight will soon be coming to an airport near you. Over a dozen U.S. airports are already rolling out the technology, ...

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition technology

USA today - Mon 13 May 19

San Francisco may become the first U.S. city to ban police and city government use of facial recognition, part of a backlash against the technology.        

Six San Francisco Supervisors Could Make Privacy History This Week

Gizmodo - Mon 13 May 19

Six officials in San Francisco this week could change the legal landscape for facial recognition technology in the heart of America’s technology industry.Read more...

The Ever photo app turned users’ private snaps into AI facial recognition fodder

The Verge - Fri 10 May 19

A photo storage app that offers users “free, unlimited private backup of all your life’s memories” has been secretly using customers’ private snaps to train and sell facial ...

Ban on facial recognition tech mulled in San Francisco - CNET

CNET - Wed 8 May 19

Ordinance would require city agencies -- including the police -- to get supes' approval before spending city funds on the technology.

Some Facebook users can’t turn off face recognition, study suggests

Fastcompany Tech - Mon 20 May 19

Consumer Reports filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission after finding that 8 of 31 test accounts lacked the ability to turn off facial recognition. A small, qualitative, Consumer ...

San Francisco has banned police from using facial recognition

Techradar - Wed 15 May 19

New anti-surveillance rules come into force next month, and other cities might follow suit.

San Francisco Bans Police Use of Face Recognition Technology

Voice of America - Wed 15 May 19

San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments, becoming the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology ...