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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.

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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.

Lawmaker Asks DOJ to Probe Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

In a letter to acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore — who leads DOJ's Civil Rights Division — Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said that "if not appropriately implemented, use of the technology may threaten the life and liberty of Americans with crushing force."

Florida Department Extends Test of Amazon's Facial Recognition Software

The Orlando Police Department plans to continue its test of Amazon's controversial "Rekognition" facial recognition software, despite opposition from civil rights groups and even company employees and investors.

Maryland Gunman Charged with 5 Counts of Murder

The 38-year-old suspected shooter had a history with the paper, filing a defamation suit against it in 2012.

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Amazon Employees Join ACLU, Investors in Protest of Amazon’s Sale of Tech to Police

A group of Amazon employees have asked company executives to discontinue its sale of the company’s Rekognition facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies.

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