This week, San Francisco voted to ban the government use of facial-recognition technologies, and at least three other major cities in the U.S. are considering similar bans, Gizmodo reports. Meanwhile, in an op-ed, New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo writes, “States, cities and the federal government should impose an immediate moratorium on facial recognition, especially its use by law-enforcement agencies.” Currently, there are few rules governing the use of facial-recognition technology. Manjoo says that it will take time to study the questions around facial recognition but cautions against the need to rush into using the technology. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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