San Francisco bans facial recognition technology

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  • Published on May 15, 2019
  • San Francisco has become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition software for police and other public agencies. The Washington Post's national technology reporter Drew Harwell, who covers artificial intelligence, joined CBSN to discuss the implications.

Comments • 126

  • Richard Postma
    Richard Postma 14 days ago

    I can't believe it. San FranFreakShow is the 1st to ban it??? Maybe there's hope for those people yet. I can't believe they're for an individual liberty.

  • leicanoct
    leicanoct 27 days ago

    Deloitte in San Francisco uses facial recognition.

  • Daniel Katz
    Daniel Katz 29 days ago

    It’s about to get Judge Dredd level violence out here.

  • bks bks
    bks bks 29 days ago +1

    No American people have laws stopping this evil facial recognition software applications for everyone .They don't have no right to own you Jesus Christ owns us.

  • Media Monarchy
    Media Monarchy Month ago

    So for more on being a state-connected dupe, let's go to the CIA's favorite newspaper...

  • JustAGentleman
    JustAGentleman Month ago +1

    San Francisco needs to harness Silicon Valley's AI programs to utilize mass surveillance, facial recognition, and other technologies to combat the issues in SF and the Bay Area. Also, give cops the liberty to implement stop-and-frisk like New York did. I was around and in New York in the 90s/early2000s when aggressive policing tactics were used and it was a HUGE success.

    • Nick Devries
      Nick Devries 28 days ago

      I think gun laws and drug awareness mix in a little workforce expansion.... and.. there ya go.

  • KEVIN HESKETH
    KEVIN HESKETH Month ago

    Manufactured artificial schizophrenia inflicted on a human being against their will is a human rights crime.The television industry as a group must face court action for this.

  • Jon MacDonald
    Jon MacDonald Month ago +1

    Drew's a pole smoking mo mo!

  • Cuezed Deen
    Cuezed Deen Month ago

    Good move

  • Sujit Raj
    Sujit Raj Month ago

    So Beginning of understanding, Artificial Intelligence cant make for natural stupidity. Fundamental problem cant be solved using superficial tech or process .... funny privacy issues , falllacy of solution etc get ignored so easily......

  • rogers491
    rogers491 Month ago

    Ftp

  • J Clm
    J Clm Month ago

    tin foil anyone???

  • J Clm
    J Clm Month ago +1

    had to. otherwise people and terds on side walk would get mixxed up

    • Coalminds.com
      Coalminds.com Month ago

      Think about the fact that so many of you are making the exact same poop comment, and realize that maybe you're being manipulated?

  • Kaa Pii
    Kaa Pii Month ago +5

    Lol...its going to be used anyway.

  • Jake MacHine
    Jake MacHine Month ago +2

    You would think that San Francisco would tackle the drug problem or the poop problem.
    San Francisco and its laws are absolutely meaningless

  • NestingSpider
    NestingSpider Month ago +2

    Disgusting city...now they claim computers are racist...please, California, would you hurry up and fall into the ocean, PLEASE!!!

    • JustAGentleman
      JustAGentleman Month ago +1

      It's so racist and doesn't work for "people of color" yet China has no problem using it when their people have eyes that are only 1cm tall.

    • ray carter
      ray carter Month ago

      If its so disgusting Y let it fall into the ocean, we need it to be clean

  • Christopher Hitchens
    Christopher Hitchens Month ago +1

    Why be banned? Do liberals really want criminals in the streets? Even if misidentified pretty easy to correct who you are by ID. Unless you're in the country illegally or you got warrants.

  • Bino Virex
    Bino Virex Month ago +1

    So basically they just dont want to be caught look at who they're interviewing probably has a tiny tim tied in his basement

  • God Father
    God Father Month ago

    San Mexisco

  • Tensolin01
    Tensolin01 Month ago

    Wait, so the tech is racist... cool, but maybe fix that before you bring it public or put it in use.

  • Deandre
    Deandre Month ago

    Watch_Dogs 2 anyone?

    • Coalminds.com
      Coalminds.com Month ago

      Are video games your frame of reference for real life?
      If so, you need to read more.

  • John Sagnella
    John Sagnella Month ago +1

    Mass surveillance of...ILLEGALS!

  • sataniccookiemonster
    sataniccookiemonster Month ago +1

    *IT'S NOT GOING AWAY DUDE...*
    *THIS IS GONNA SAVE INNOCENT LIVES OF OUR AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO HAVE BEEN PREYED UPON BY PEOPLE WHO AREN'T ENTITLED TO BE HERE, AND IN MANY CASES HAVE BEEN DEPORTED, THEN RETURNED ILLEGALLY...*
    *I THINK IF SOMEONE DEPORTED GETS CAUGHT A SECOND TIME, THAT THEY SHOULD BE EXECUTED, PLAIN AND SIMPLE, TO DETER THE PLETHORA OF CRIMINAL ENTITIES SNEAKING OVER OUR BORDERS...*

    • Daniel Katz
      Daniel Katz 29 days ago

      SF is going to be an easy terrorist target only criminals would not want facial recognition technology. This is why I avoid crowded areas, now I’m really going to avoid large crowded areas

    • Bobon Meiknob
      Bobon Meiknob Month ago

      American citizens have been preyed upon by Democrat politicians. San Francisco is just a symptom of a much larger plague they are spreading across the world. :-/

  • japanjack62
    japanjack62 Month ago

    How ignorant of the city officials..

  • sataniccookiemonster
    sataniccookiemonster Month ago +6

    *DUH!...*
    *IT IS FOR MASS SURVEILLANCE BASED SECURITY, SO THE IDEA THAT IT COULD BE USED FOR MASS SURVEILLANCE IS CORRECT, ESPECIALLY SINCE THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE TECH WAS DEVELOPED FOR, AND THAT'S EXACTLY HOW WE ARE IMPLEMENTING IT!...*
    *AGAIN, DUH!...*
    *IT'S GOING TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN PUBLIC, NOT IN OUR HOMES, SO THERE IS ZERO INFRINGEMENT OF OUR CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED RIGHTS...*
    *THAT'LL BE THE NEXT ANGLE THEY'LL TRY TO EXPLOIT, WHICH ALSO HOLDS NO WATER...*

    • Bobon Meiknob
      Bobon Meiknob 28 days ago

      You seem unaware of the ability to hack cameras on computers, televisions, video game systems, your phone, etc... They can flash hundreds of millions of screen shots in just a few minutes and run them through the database.

    • Nick Devries
      Nick Devries Month ago

      China got this already

  • Rose Knox
    Rose Knox Month ago

    As is with everything good. There's going to be more people hurt then being caught, it happens everytime. Especially black and brown people. Maybe in extreme instances, yes, other then that, my answere would be 👎 no.

  • Sam Obama
    Sam Obama Month ago +3

    It’s pretty bad when dogs have to watch out for human crap on the streets of San Francisco 👀

    • Sam Obama
      Sam Obama Month ago

      Coalminds.com Pay back your Student Loan it didn’t work for you🤡

    • Coalminds.com
      Coalminds.com Month ago

      @J Clm If you're going to insult people, learn to spell.

    • J Clm
      J Clm Month ago

      Sam Obama as there shooting up heroin

  • sataniccookiemonster
    sataniccookiemonster Month ago +2

    *FACIAL RECOGNITION HAS BEEN USED WITH AMAZING ACCURACY BY THE CHINESE, BRITISH, AND OTHER INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS GOVERNMENTS...*
    *IT'S ALSO USED IN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS, AND CASINOS THROUGHOUT LAS VEGAS AND THE ENTIRE WORLD...*
    *IT'S EXTREMELY ACCURATE, AND CAN EVEN IDENTIFY PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALTERED THEIR PHYSICAL APPEARANCE...*
    *~THE SAME TECHNOLOGY CAN ALSO IDENTIFY PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT REGISTERED IN THE SYSTEM AS LAWFUL CITIZENS!!!...*
    *~DING DING DING~*
    *BOY WOULD THAT MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR ILLEGALS TRYING TO EVADE ICE AGENTS, AND COULD EVEN IMPLICATE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AIDING THEM!!!...*
    *YES PLEASE!...*
    *SO, WHO ARE THEY TRYING TO HIDE AND PROTECT, IN THE CITY OF JUNKIES AND TURDS???...*
    *B I G R E D F L A G ! ! !...*
    *SOMEBODY DOESN'T WANT TO BE FOUND, AND SOMEONE IS TRYING TO SHIELD THIS PERSON, OR GROUP...*
    *GET READY FOR FEDERALLY MANDATED FACIAL RECOGNITION IMPLEMENTATION, LIKELY TO BEGIN WITH SAN FRANCISCO!!!...*
    *MAGA BABY!...*
    *T R U M P 2020✓*

  • LAST CALL
    LAST CALL Month ago

    *Now they need to ban LGTBQ.*

  • LAST CALL
    LAST CALL Month ago +2

    *But not fecal recognition.*

  • Chug-A-Lug Doug
    Chug-A-Lug Doug Month ago

    San Francisco is going to use crotch recognition software. OHHH MYYYYYY...

  • Bobon Meiknob
    Bobon Meiknob Month ago +4

    As if the Government ever follows the law anyway. They are hacking your computer, they are listening to your phone, they have your DNA. :-/

  • Soyboy NPC
    Soyboy NPC Month ago +6

    San Francisco is awesome - the city also allows us the liberty to poop in the street or on a sidewalk whenever we please.

    • Bobon Meiknob
      Bobon Meiknob Month ago

      With all the liberals running around, how could you tell which was poop and which was a politician?

    • K Gian
      K Gian Month ago

      U can also pee. And shoot up

  • Colonel Muammar Covfefe

    Stupid librals.

  • Google User
    Google User Month ago +5

    We need to repeal this police state technology nation wide.
    ......
    Covert spy cameras are now EVERYWHERE violating your RIGHT to privacy.
    .......
    License plate scanners, red light cameras, and spy cameras are the tools of Nazis NOT of public SERVANTS!

  • Midnight Foxx
    Midnight Foxx Month ago +7

    Well done San Francisco!!

    • JustAGentleman
      JustAGentleman Month ago +1

      San Francisco needs to harness Silicon Valley's AI programs to utilize mass surveillance, facial recognition, and other technologies to combat the issues in SF and the Bay Area. Also, give cops the liberty to implement stop-and-frisk like New York did. I was around and in New York in the 90s/early2000s when aggressive policing tactics were used and it was a HUGE success.

  • Tewthpaste
    Tewthpaste Month ago +3

    *This is why the U.S.A is lacking in technology while china is advancing. U.S.A make laws to bound greatness while China embrace greatness.*

    • Fleur Bandito
      Fleur Bandito Month ago +1

      China has social credit scoring and banned Wikipedia. I wouldn't be using them as a good example of embracing technology.

    • Futbol Para Todos
      Futbol Para Todos Month ago

      Tewthpaste comunist and freemason american propaganda, i like how american killers are kiling himself and Hong Kong will destroy china after

  • 남지훈
    남지훈 Month ago +3

    USA is not China

  • BIGG GOON
    BIGG GOON Month ago +3

    WONDERFUL

  • Andres No
    Andres No Month ago +16

    Let's take this ban nation wide.

  • Brandon E. Smith
    Brandon E. Smith Month ago +10

    San Francisco is actually defending "liberty" by denouncing city/state/federal bulk data collection and mass surveillance? Kudos.

    • JustAGentleman
      JustAGentleman Month ago +1

      San Francisco needs to harness Silicon Valley's AI programs to utilize mass surveillance, facial recognition, and other technologies to combat the issues in SF and the Bay Area. Also, give cops the liberty to implement stop-and-frisk like New York did. I was around and in New York in the 90s/early2000s when aggressive policing tactics were used and it was a HUGE success.

    • ray carter
      ray carter Month ago

      No one seems to know that word anymore "Liberty" I feel the police have enough equipment to do their job good enough New cars, guns and cameras Plus public

    • J Clm
      J Clm Month ago

      Soyboy NPC 💉

    • J Clm
      J Clm Month ago

      Brandon E. Smith bull

    • Bobon Meiknob
      Bobon Meiknob Month ago

      @Soyboy NPC Liberals can't be lying, the Clintons and Bidens son made hundreds of $$ millions from Russia, Ukraine, and China. Obviously there was collusion.

  • svenm sandity
    svenm sandity Month ago +1

    theres nothing wrong with mass surveillance for say supermarkets place it or a port for the police to government buildings specific areas that accept them a system that can help police get a notification this guy is about to shoplift/break into a home we will be there in 3 minutes or less personally i would be fine with surveillance to aid police to catching the people in the act

    • julie byrne
      julie byrne Month ago +1

      "about to" is the operative words here.this needs to be banned nationwide!:(

    • Andres No
      Andres No Month ago +1

      There is EVERYTHING wrong with that. In this country we prosecute based on what you did, not what we speculate will happen. That is not acceptable in a civilized society.

  • Steven Rodriguez
    Steven Rodriguez Month ago +5

    Go watch Minority Report 2002

  • Soturian
    Soturian Month ago

    Someone needs to cancel their Netflix subscription......

    • Happy More Cowbell
      Happy More Cowbell Month ago

      I've boycotted them as soon as it was apparent that with the oBozos at the helm, all programming will eventually be 'white people suck, tax everything to fight climate change'

  • Blueblackboth
    Blueblackboth Month ago +1

    Ive got a person of interest series vibe here. 👌

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      San Francisco needs to cancel their Netflix subscription.....

  • Sizzle Chest
    Sizzle Chest Month ago +1

    Fantastic

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      @Sizzle Chest are you saying that cops should not patrol, then?

    • Sizzle Chest
      Sizzle Chest Month ago

      I respect your point of you. Let’s agree to disagree have a nice day

    • Sizzle Chest
      Sizzle Chest Month ago

      The government has no business watching me as I walk down the street. Only the private sector does if you walk into Walmart or any other store. Anytime you give government an inch they take a foot. And if that facial recognition accidentally identifies me as a felon then I’m going to get stopped by the police. Do you really want to be monitored 24 seven? What if they want to put cameras up in everybody’s house I’m sure domestic violence will go down would you have a problem with that. There comes a point when government oversteps their bounds.

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      @Sizzle Chest facial recognition does not constitute a search or seizure. And how does a computer recognizing you any different from a human recognize you? (Both can be unreliable in their own way)

    • Sizzle Chest
      Sizzle Chest Month ago

      Amendment IV
      SEARCH AND SEIZURE
      Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791. The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights
      The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

  • ShadowDrift
    ShadowDrift Month ago +3

    The one thing San Fransisco did right. Finally.

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      There's a long list of things they could have done to get the same thing done that didn't require tying the hands of law enforcement because they might abuse their position at a later date.
      Cancel your Netflix subscription.

  • Mutombo Tastycorn
    Mutombo Tastycorn Month ago +1

    Why is she whispering?

  • Daisy Elmir
    Daisy Elmir Month ago +3

    This is simply a way to continue illegal spying on American citizens.
    Patriot act ring a bell?? 🌼

    • Andres No
      Andres No Month ago +1

      @Soturian Lol, do you not pay attention to the news? You can't debate so you stick with ad hominem attacks. Low IQ, submissive airhead. Come over here and bend over so I can dominate you since you like being controlled.

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      @Andres No tinfoil hat nut alert

    • Andres No
      Andres No Month ago +2

      @Soturian Because it has nothing to do with protecting Americans. It's about persecuting people who "think wrong". If the government wanted to protect us they would protect us from cancer causing chemicals produced by corporations, or they would protect us from harmful additives in our food. But they don't. They actually protect the corporations that poison us, time in and time out.

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      @Andres No take your meds

    • Andres No
      Andres No Month ago +1

      And it has nothing to do with protecting Americans. It is only used to persecute individuals who hold certain political and religious beliefs that may go against current governmental policies.

  • Link Harden
    Link Harden Month ago

    Back when I was a kid we used to have a right in the Constitution about privacy. Yes even in public places like bath rooms and even just in stores and restaurants but I'm not sure if that right is around anymore

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      Dude! Literally nothing has changed except how you perceive the world! And there's a long list of laws that could have gotten the same job done without throwing out room fulls of good evidence.
      Quit watching dumb spy movies

  • matthewweaverworks
    matthewweaverworks Month ago +3

    It’s bad because it creates a tracking log of all our activities. Bad for democracy

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      No it doesn't. The argument is that it HYPOTHETICALLY could at a later date. They could have made a procedural law to do the same thing, but instead we get the usual mismanagement.

  • deep6this deep6this
    deep6this deep6this Month ago +2

    they should probably make an exception for suspected DUI arrests. i mean, if a guy's driving and can't recognize his own face, he should go to jail. right?

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      @Andres No you're a textbook example of why we need a draft

    • Andres No
      Andres No Month ago

      @Soturian Yeah I'm not trying to get prosecuted for taking my allergy medicine.

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      @Andres No feeling guilty?

    • Andres No
      Andres No Month ago

      That's makes no sense. You can't apply this technology without it being applied to the other 99.99999999% of innocent people. One DUI suspect is not worth it, not to mention most people drive under the influence of something. Allergy medicine makes you drowsy, so technically they are "under the influence" F that.

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      They could simply require a human witness to verify the suspects identity before making an arrest. That would get the same job done without trashing entire filing cabinets worth of good evidence.

  • Janet Masiello
    Janet Masiello Month ago

    That's a start. Now, about the poop everywhere.... 😵

  • Üf Da
    Üf Da Month ago +3

    Soooo scared of surveillance

  • Kellie Hickman
    Kellie Hickman Month ago +6

    Good! At the very least, hold off on it until the technology is such that there won't be incorrect IDs being made (leading to innocent people being locked up).

  • Coalminds.com
    Coalminds.com Month ago +8

    Great to see someone take a stand against automated surveillance.

    • JustAGentleman
      JustAGentleman Month ago

      I was also in and lived around New York when Guliani got tough on crime in the 90s and when stop-and-frisk was deployed. It was a huge success.

    • Coalminds.com
      Coalminds.com Month ago +3

      @JustAGentleman Lmao @ learn from china. The obsession that people have with talking about what they dislike about San Francisco shows how influential click bait is. You guys can't even have a simple conversation about civil liberties.

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      @JustAGentleman San Fransisco a mess? Have you ever seen Beijing?

    • Jeff Drums
      Jeff Drums Month ago

      you're right coalminds.com but just remember that San F. as a town, sucks donkey ding-a-ling.

    • Fleur Bandito
      Fleur Bandito Month ago +1

      @JustAGentleman Hopefully you're joking.

  • Amber Ambwee
    Amber Ambwee Month ago +5

    Good.

    • Amber Ambwee
      Amber Ambwee Month ago

      Soturian I’ve been trying to for about a decade but decided not to because leaving random TheXvid comments is my life dream.

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      Get a life