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The Wrong Digital Ban

Facial-recognition technology can be abused. But it can be a boon, and a prohibition isn’t in the public interest

San Francisco, long a vanguard of digital enlightenment, has just made a regressive mistake: It became the first major city in the U.S. to prohibit its police force and government agencies from using facial-recognition technology. Such a ban has an understandable appeal. Concerns about facial recognition

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