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Facial recognition bill falls flat in California legislature

A state Assembly committee stopped a bill allowing companies and government agencies to use the controversial surveillance technology without consent.

The bill received lobbying support from Microsoft, but faced opposition from several civil liberties groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Facial recognition has already been outlawed by some California cities, including San Francisco and Berkeley, which banned government use of the technologies with measures backed by the ACLU.

Source: Facial recognition bill falls flat in California legislature

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