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Explained: The push for, and the pushback against, facial recognition technology

The unease around the use of facial recognition stems from concerns over the loss of privacy, and fears that the state may be unwilling or incapable of protecting this fundamental right of citizens.

Man behind San Francisco’s facial recognition ban is working on more — way more

Written by Kate Conger As San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors prepared to vote Tuesday on an ordinance forbidding city agencies to use facial recognition technology, some proponents of the measure were uncertain if they had the necessary support. Two of the legislators who were for it had called in sick. But Brian Hofer, a paralegal […]


San Francisco bans facial recognition technology

The San Francisco proposal adds that it “is really forward-looking and looks to prevent the unleashing of this dangerous technology against the public.”

California man drove over family because they 'looked' Muslim, say police

The local media reported that three members of the same family, a father, his son and daughter, among the other eight pedestrians, were injured in the alleged "hate crime" on Tuesday. The police have not released the nationality and religion of the family.

San Francisco may aid on immigration for extradition help

San Francisco is a sanctuary for people who are in the country illegally and generally prohibits communication between employees and the federal government regarding a person's immigration status. There are strict rules on when cooperation is allowed.

Kansas city finally finds a reason to fall in love

Heading into Sunday night’s game at New England, the Kansas City Chiefs are 5-0, as they were last year, as they have been before, and yet the general sense here is that this season just feels ... different.


San Francisco moves to ban plastic straws, containers

The San Francisco ban on small plastic items goes into effect July 1, 2019, along with a new requirement to make napkins, utensils and other to-go accessories available only upon request, unless a self-serve station is available where people can take what they need.

San Francisco elects first African-American woman as mayor

Turnout exceeded 50 percent_ unusually high for recent mayoral elections_ in a contest that was placed on the June 5 ballot after the unexpected death of Mayor Ed Lee in December. Breed will fill the rest of Lee's term, which ends in early 2020

San Francisco native becomes city's 1st black woman mayor

Breed, 43, is a lifelong San Francisco resident who was raised by her grandmother in the city's predominantly black and lower-income Western Addition neighborhood, part of the same district she now represents as a city supervisor.

Fresh footage of 2013 San Francisco airliner crash emerges

A video has surfaced showing the 2013 crash of a commercial airliner on approach at San Francisco International Airport that killed three passengers and injured 200 other people. It was posted on YouTube by an unidentified viewer and verified by airport officials.