U.S. CITIES ARE BACKING OFF BANNING FACIAL RECOGNITION AS CRIME RISES
Virginia will eliminate its prohibition on local police use of facial recognition a year after approving it. California and New Orleans as soon as this month could be next to hit the undo button. New Orleans homicide reports in New Orleans rose 67% over the last two years compared with the pair before. Studies had found the technology less effective in identifying Black people, and the anti-police Black Lives Matter protests gave the arguments momentum.
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