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California Law Prohibits Facial Recognition on Police Body Cameras

The bill from Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, takes effect at the start of 2020 and expires after three years. Ting initially proposed a permanent ban on the technology.

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Bernie Sanders Calls for Ban on Police Use of Facial Recognition Software

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders—the Democrat from Vermont who served as a U.S. Representative for 16 years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006—has called for a complete ban on the police use of facial recognition.

San Francisco Outlaws Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to outlaw the use of facial recognition technology by police and other government agencies.

Knightscope Adds Facial Recognition to K1 Security Robots

"Prospective clients were able to upload a photo into the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC) and then watch the K1 detect and report them as they moved about the booth. One creative individual even attempted to elude ‘capture’ by donning a pair of dark sunglasses to no avail," the company says.

San Francisco Could Ban Use of Facial Recognition by Law Enforcement

The proposal, introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin, would also require public input and the supervisors’ approval before agencies buy investigative technology with public funds. That includes the purchase of license plate readers, toll readers, closed-circuit cameras, body cams, and biometrics technology and software for forecasting criminal activity.

My Technology Can…Help You Rapidly Identify Suspects

Veritone's IDentify uses facial recognition and artificial intelligence to search your databases and identify persons of interest in video.

Veritone's IDentify Can Help You Identify Suspects

IDentify optimizes workflows for investigative teams. Teams can seamlessly manage and track case evidence associated with an investigation from one centralized location and apply status labels related to such evidence such as active, closed, or archived. Notes and case details such as case ID, department, officer ID, case description, location, and time, can be added to the case in IDentify.

UK Police Testing Facial Recognition Software on Holiday Shoppers

Police in London are testing facial recognition software on Christmas shoppers, hoping the technology will detect known and wanted criminals in the crowds.

Anonymous Amazon Employee Publishes Op-Ed Opposing Sale of Facial Recognition Tech to Police

An anonymous employee for tech giant Amazon recently posted an opinion article to Medium in which they argue that the sale of facial recognition software to police is wrong because "the product we’re selling is a flawed technology that reinforces existing bias."

Customs Agents Use New Facial Recognition Technology to Nab Impostor at Airport

It was just the third day of operation for a new facial comparison biometric system now being used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Washington Dulles International Airport when a man presenting a French passport was discovered to in fact be from Republic of Congo.