Voters in Portland, Maine have approved a ballot measure banning the use of facial recognition software by police and city agencies, joining cities like Boston and San Francisco, reported The Verge. The result is the latest evidence of a growing backlash against the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement agencies, which earlier this year prompted companies like Amazon and...
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