Oakland bans facial recognition technology!!!!!

And another one!!! https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/oakland-bans-facial-recognition-technology/

Our speaker for this Friday’s lecture, Brian Hofer, was very instrumental in getting this ban passed, so now I’m even more excited to hear from him!!!


Same, hopefully we will be able to ply him for tips do get it done in more locations!


Great news!

New York City Council established a task force last year to evaluate the city’s use of automated decision systems, to “ensure these systems align with the goal of making New York City a fairer and more equitable place.” The Task Force is hosting a public session this week at our library. I’ll report back if facial recognition pops in light of this week’s news!



good news! now we need to do Boston. looking forward to tomorrow’s lecture. :v:

Sorry if this was posted everywhere, I haven’t had time to catch up on the whole forum today.

Here’s a Ban Facial Recognition map

This interactive map shows where facial recognition surveillance is happening, where it’s spreading to next, and where there are local and state efforts to rein it in.


this is awesome!