wants to ban the use of famous Recognition as much by institutions and law enforcement as by companies. If adopted, this measure would be the most restrictive ever passed in the United States.


Prohibition of facial recognition for police purposes:

San Francisco ✅
Oakland ✅
Berkeley ✅
Sommerville (Boston suburbs) ✅

Prohibition of facial recognition for police and commercial purposes:

Portland ⏳


The real feat would be a ban in Atlanta, the only US municipality in the top 10 most watched cities on the planet (52% of the population is black, cf.


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We also have to be aware that despite the media coverage ban, San Francisco is also included in this ranking of monitored cities (3.07 cameras per 1000 inhabitants, such as Paris).


In Moscow, activists and citizens organize themselves on Telegram to exchange their makeup tutorials in order to thwart facial recognition. Interesting to see these micro-resistance strategies budding locally.


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