San Francisco was right to ban facial recognition. Surveillance is a real danger

The government’s embrace of facial recognition technology has red flags all over it, argues Veena Dubal. Photograph: Ian Davidson/Alamy Stock Photo San Francisco’s recent municipal ordinance banning the use of facial recognition technology by city and county agencies has received international attention. The first of its kind anywhere in the US, the law is a preemptive response…

Pentagon Warns of Chinese Military Spying

FILE – A nuclear-powered Type 094A Jin-class ballistic missile submarine of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s navy is seen during a military display in the South China Sea, April 12, 2018. FILE – The Chinese navy’s guided missile destroyer Guiyang takes part in a naval parade off the eastern port city of Qingdao, April 23,…