Face recognition ban in San Francisco.

People in favour of the decision have backed their choice with reasons that term the technology prone to error, particularly when dealing with women or people with darker skin tones.


1
32 shares, 1 point
face

The facial recognition technology has been deemed “unreliable and potentially in breach of people privacy and liberty”.

The use of the emerging technology would not be allowed by local agencies, such as the city’s transport authority, or law enforcement. In addition, all plans to buy any kind of new surveillance technology will also have to be first approved by city administrators in San Francisco, BBC reported on Tuesday.

The vote was passed by San Francisco’s supervisors 8-1, with two absentees.

People in favour of the decision have backed their choice with reasons that term the technology prone to error, particularly when dealing with women or people with darker skin tones.

People as well as authorities have often called the facial recognition technology irresponsible, undependable and inaccurate.

Deeming the technology unreliable and potentially in breach of people privacy and liberty, San Francisco has become the first US-city to ban the use of facial recognition by local agencies, such as the city transport authority or law enforcement.

Earlier in April, a New York City-based student sued Apple for $1 billion, accusing the iPhone-maker of using its facial recognition technology and arresting the wrong person on charges of theft from an Apple Store.

The measure is expected to be officially passed as the city law after a second vote next week.

The new rules, however, would not apply to security measures at San Francisco’s airport or sea port, as they are run by federal, not local, agencies.

For mor such tech news, follow Crispbot.


Like it? Share with your friends!

1
32 shares, 1 point

What's Your Reaction?

confused confused
16
confused
fail fail
10
fail
fun fun
16
fun
geeky geeky
22
geeky
hate hate
9
hate
lol lol
17
lol
love love
19
love
omg omg
20
omg
win win
17
win

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format