King County, Wash., banned the use of facial recognition by county agencies like law enforcement, following cities such as San Francisco. In most of the U.S., activists are finding bans a tough sell.
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Another local government has voted to ban facial recognition technology – King County, Wash., which includes Seattle and its suburbs. NPR’s Martin Kaste has this update on the national political movement to restrict the technology.
MARTIN KASTE, BYLINE: County council member Jeanne Kohl-Welles sponsored the legislation which bars county agencies, including the sheriff’s office, from using software that IDs faces that just passed earlier this
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