Man sues police over a facial recognition-related wrongful arrest

  • December 29, 2020
A New Jersey man is suing the town of Woodbridge and its police department after he was falsely arrested following an incorrect facial recognition match. Nijeer Parks spent 10 days in jail last year, including a week in “functional solitary confineme…

Boston bans police and city use of facial recognition software

  • June 24, 2020
Boston has become the second-largest city in the US to bar police and other local agencies from using facial recognition software (via WBUR). The city’s 13-member council voted unanimously to ban the technology outside of use in specific criminal cas…

Riot Games will donate $1 million to support racial equality

  • June 6, 2020
Riot Games President Dylan Jadeja has published a letter revealing how the company intends to help combat racism and injustice. In it, Jadeja has announced that the developer is committing $1 million on efforts focusing on areas that the company beli…