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San Francisco May Ban Police, City Use of Facial Recognition

About the photo: This photo shows a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. 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 …

Microsoft Turned Down Facial-Recognition Sales on Human Rights Concerns

PALO ALTO, California — Microsoft Corp recently rejected a California law enforcement agency’s request to install facial recognition technology in officers’ cars and body cameras due to human rights concerns, company President Brad Smith said on Tuesday. Microsoft concluded it …

Nest Focuses on Adding Facial Recognition to Home Security Cameras

Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a high-resolution home-security camera, offering a glimpse of a future in which increasingly intelligent, internet-connected computers can see and understand what’s going on in people’s homes. The Nest Cam IQ, unveiled …

‘No Smile’ License Policy Has New Jersey Drivers Frowning

Smile and the world smiles with you – unless you’re having your driver’s license renewed. It’s been three years since New Jersey instituted its “no smiling” policy for driver’s license photos – a measure designed to make life easier for …

Class Action Suits Question Who Owns Pics Posted on Social Media

Facebook’s handling of your headshot is now the subject of class action lawsuits that pose the question: When someone turns your mug into data, are those digits theirs or yours? The lawsuits claim that when Facebook started converting the geometry …