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Facial Recognition


40+ Rights Groups Urge Biden to Halt Federal Use of 'Dangerous' Facial Recognition Technology

"Facial recognition technology is a threat to civil rights and civil liberties when it works, and when it doesn't."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Why Biden Nominee Miguel Cardona Should Make Sure Facial Recognition Stays Out of Schools

The man Biden intends to nominate to lead the Education Department cares deeply about racial and class inequality. This is one way to show it.

Evan Greer ·


'Every City Council Should Follow Suit': Portland, Oregon Becomes First US City to Ban Corporate Use of Facial Recognition Surveillance

"An enormous victory for the global movement to ban facial recognition and end racist surveillance."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Privacy Advocates Herald Bill to Curb Corporate Use of 'Enormously Invasive' Facial Recognition Technology

"Do we really want to live under constant surveillance by unaccountable corporations?" said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "I don't."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'This Bill Should Immediately Pass': Applause for New US Legislation to Ban Facial Recognition

"No one should have to fear the government tracking and identifying their face wherever they go."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


ACLU Demands Lawmakers Act After Michigan Man Wrongfully Arrested 'Because Face Recognition Can't Tell Black People Apart'

"It's past time for lawmakers to prevent the continued use of this technology. What happened to the Williams family should never happen again."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'A Historic Day': Boston City Council Bans Facial Recognition Surveillance

"Boston should not use racially discriminatory technology that threatens the privacy and basic rights of our residents."

Eoin Higgins, staff writer ·


Bernie Sanders Calls on Congress to 'Ban Facial Recognition Technology for All Policing'

"Facial recognition technology violates the privacy and civil liberties of Americans, and deepens racial bias in policing."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Amazon's One-Year Ban on Police Use of Its Facial Recognition Software Denounced as 'Nothing More Than a Public Relations Stunt'

"The reality is that facial recognition technology is too dangerous to be used at all."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


'Your Turn, Amazon and Microsoft': Civil Liberties Advocates Applaud IBM Decision to Ditch Facial Recognition

"This huge IBM move will force other large tech companies to take a stand, even if their silence is their statement."

Eoin Higgins, staff writer ·