Cities Are Weighing The Dangers And Benefits Of Facial Recognition

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.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

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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