‘A whole new world’: As state, local officials in Massachusetts look to restrict facial recognition technology, others seek to press pause

As the Boston City Council readies to vote on an ordinance banning the governmental use of facial recognition technology, activists and politicians Tuesday described the dire need to restrict the software, particularly in light of nationwide protests against racial injustice sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Concerns about the technology are aplenty. Activists, public officials and even some in law enforcement have noted the software is inaccurate, especially in…

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