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ICE uses facial recognition technology in Sanctuary Cities

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers use a facial recognition device at Miami International Airport to screen travelers entering the United States, on February 27, 2018, in Miami, Florida.”
Credit: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

“Facial Recognition Technology Is Aiding ICE in Sanctuary Cities”

  • Editor’s note: “Big Brother” has now arrived!

“Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the fourth U.S. city last week to ban the use of facial recognition software amid privacy and civil liberties concerns. Oakland, San Francisco and Somerville, Massachusetts, have passed similar bans, and ordinances are now pending in Berkeley, California, and state legislatures in Massachusetts and Michigan as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) pushes for a nationwide ban.

According to The Washington Post, Utah and Vermont allowed ICE to analyze millions of motorists’ photos without their knowledge. Meanwhile, ICE agents subpoenaed Washington State’s Department of Licensing to conduct a facial recognition scan of license applicants’ photos. More than a dozen states allow undocumented people to drive with legal licenses or driving privilege cards, with some of those states already allowing the FBI to scan photos,” by Candice Bernd, Truthout.

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Posted by Steve on August 24, 2019 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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