Somerville, Massachusetts, is the second city in the U.S. to ban the use of facial-recognition technology, Vice reports. The ban forbids any “department, agency, bureau, and/or subordinate division of the City of Somerville” from using the technology in open spaces. The vote comes just days after Axon, the leading manufacturer of police body cameras, banned the technology on its devices, citing concerns about unreliable recognition of gender and race. In May, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial-recognition technology by law enforcement and city government agencies. The city of Oakland, California, is expected to vote on a similar ordinance next month.
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