Last month, members of the California legislature were subject to a surveillance experiment, courtesy of the ACLU. Their portraits were fed into Amazons Rekognition facial recognition software and compared with a database of 25,000 arrest mugshots. Twenty six lawmakers were incorrectly identified as matches. The would be suspects included Assemblyman Phil Ting, a Democrat from San Francisco. He hoped it would drum up support for his bill, AB 1215, to ban facial recognition from police body...

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