Liked Opinion: Ban Facial Recognition Before It’s Too Late (BuzzFeed News)

There is no amount of regulation, transparency, or oversight that will fix the dangers inherent in widespread face surveillance. Only a full ban β€” a federal ban, covering the use of facial recognition by government agencies, in public places, and in public contracts with private entities β€” can prevent our nightmares from becoming reality.

Liked Opinion: We Stopped Facial Recognition From Invading Music Festivals. Now Let’s Stop It Everywhere Else. (BuzzFeed News)

The surveillance dystopia of our nightmares is not inevitable β€” and the way we kept it out of concerts and festivals is a lesson for the future.