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…

Facebook Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) Facebook is under criminal investigation for massive data deals between the social media giant and many of the world’s biggest technology firms, according to a Wednesday evening report on the New York Times. Facebook confirmed the investigations in a statement. “We are cooperating with investigators and take those probes seriously,” a Facebook spokesman told…