Sometimes San Francisco gets it right.

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  1. The Other David

    The Other David Elite Refuge Member

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    Just sometimes, but they did this time.

    San Francisco Becomes 1st US City to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

    San Francisco supervisors voted to pass a surveillance oversight legislation Tuesday that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police and other city departments.

    The city has become the first in the U.S. to outlaw the tech at a time when it is becoming a part of daily life, from international airports to home security cameras.

    Those who support the ban say the technology is not only flawed, but a serious threat to civil rights, especially in a city that cherishes public protest and privacy. They worry people will one day not be able to go to a mall, the park or a school without being identified and tracked.

    "Good policing does not mean living in a police state," said Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who introduced the measure, at a hearing last week. "Living in a safe and secure community does not mean living in a surveillance state."

    https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/loc...ng-Face-Recognition-Technology-509917131.html
     
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    Huntsprig Elite Refuge Member

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    Sometimes San Francisco gets it right.

    I agree.

    They're batting .001
     
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  3. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    video footage was used at my work. Saved me a lot of hassles that one time.
    I believe there is a time an place in law enforcement for its use.

    Law enforcement and fire departments do get a little weird about some (expensive ) technologies.
     
  4. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Of course frisco bans it. It's easier for criminals and illegals to hide now. Personally, I like the facial recognition tech for security reasons. It's useful but it's use needs to be tightly regulated.

    IMO frisco got it wrong.
     
  5. hartfish

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    Another POV... I don't think we want to be like China.

    "Civil libertarians worry that the technology could morph into pervasive automated authoritarianism in which individuals can be tracked everywhere, in real time, similar to the version being developed by the Chinese government. The Chinese government reportedly aims, as part of its Skynet surveillance system, to add an additional 400 million video cameras to its existing 170 million over the next three years. The cameras employ real time facial recognition technology.
    As Matt Cagle, a lawyer with the ACLU of Northern California tells the Times, the technology "provides government with unprecedented power to track people going about their daily lives. That's incompatible with a healthy democracy."
    https://reason.com/2019/05/15/san-francisco-bans-police-use-of-facial-recognition/
     
  6. The Other David

    The Other David Elite Refuge Member

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    Hell no!
     
  7. The Other David

    The Other David Elite Refuge Member

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    If we need universal facial recognition, then we sure as hell DON'T need the 4th and 5th Amendments.
     
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    The_Duck_Master Elite Refuge Member

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    Liberty is a risky proposition.
     
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    How do you feel about "stop and frisk?" Should the cops be free to stop anyone and pat them down because they look guilty of something?
     
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    I KNEW that I shouldn't have commented on this because I don't follow the sheep in hating everything that could be beneficial to actual law enforcement. Looks like you folks forgot to read the part where I said it needs to be tightly regulated in its use.

    Would you rather a terrorist was able to commit mass murder when such technology exists that could help prevent it?

    I stand by my comment, This tech has it's place but needs to be tightly regulated.
     
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