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Victory! Boston Bans Government Use of Face Surveillance
The push to minimize the government’s power to track and spy on people with surveillance technology has picked up steam as the Black-led movement against racism and police brutality continues to push politicians to reconsider the role policing plays in our lives. Thanks to the tireless efforts of activists and organizations in Massachusetts and around the country, including EFF, this week Boston joins the ranks of cities that have banned government use of face surveillance.
Boston has become the 10th city in the US to ban the use of facial recognition technology. Matthew Guariglia analyzes the decision and links it to the Black Lives Matter movement.