Police in Portland, Oregon arrest a young white woman.
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Activists Turn Face Recognition Against Police

When Portland passed a ban on police use of facial recognition, the move was momentarily challenged by resident Christopher Howell, who developed software to use against police to identify them during excessive force incidents. Similar efforts have moved forward in Hong Kong and France, with varying degrees of success.

This points towards a digital arms race, as police and protestors employ the same technology at cross-purposes. Restrictions on citizen use of facial recognition in some countries are likely to follow.

Source: nytimes.com
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