In King County, Washington, facial recognition software is now banned. Home to Seattle, Bellevue, and this quaint little town called Redmond, AKA Microsoft City. I like the idea that governments are starting to take a chance on restricting the overreach, but I also fear that it may be a little late, as Pandora’s box is really hard to close.

King County became the first county in the country to ban government use of facial recognition software. Supporters applaud the newly approved ban on facial recognition software. They said this is a big win for civil rights and privacy. Those worried about facial recognition software say Blacks, Asians, and Latinos are often misidentified by the software.

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