GeekWire reports City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty has voiced her desire to have a full ban of facial-recognition technology in Portland, Oregon. The city approved a resolution on facial recognition by government agencies in June, but Hardesty wants businesses to be prohibited, as well, saying, "No one should be unjustly harassed by this technology, nor should anyone have to worry about their face being scanned, stored, and sold by companies." Portland's efforts come as Pew Research recently published a report showing 56% of Americans are comfortable with law enforcement using facial recognition, MIT Technology Review reports. Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., has contacted Amazon seeking answers on police access to Ring doorbell cameras.
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