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US police urged to stop use of face recognition software

Wednesday 19 October 2016 | 09:59 CET | News
A coalition of more than 50 civil rights organizations has asked the US Department of Justice to investigate the large-scale use of face recognition technology by the FBI and local and state police, reports website Tech Crunch, citing a new report by the Georgetown Center on Privacy & Technology . The report claims around half of adult Americans in certain jurisdictions have had their images scanned by authorities' face recognition software and added to federal and local databases. Although it doesn't specifically call for a ban on all facial recognition, the letter asks governments to "push

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