Police are using facial recognition for minor crimes because they can

Peter Cade/Getty Images Cities all across the US have passed bans on facial recognition, with variations in how strong the regulations are. Though Portland, Oregon, banned facial recognition from all government and commercial use, others are only limiting it from police use.  Some cities, like Detroit, have enacted lighter measures, such as allowing facial recognition to […]

Portland, Oregon, passes toughest ban on facial recognition in US

Under Portland’s ordinance, private businesses will be banned from using facial recognition.  Getty Images Portland’s City Council on Wednesday passed the strongest ban on facial recognition in the US, blocking the technology from private businesses as...

Police use of facial recognition gets reined in by UK court

A close-up of a police facial recognition camera used in Cardiff, Wales. Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Since 2017, police in the UK have been testing live, or real-time, facial recognition in public places to try to identify criminals. The legality of these trials has...