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Portland could be the first city to ban facial recognition in privately-owned places. XRAY reporter Kate Kaye is tracking this groundbreaking legislation to stop the controversial surveillance technology, which is already used at a Portland convenience store. Will the legislation pass? And will it be enough?

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Portland could be the first city to ban facial recognition in privately-owned places. XRAY reporter Kate Kaye is tracking this groundbreaking legislation to stop the controversial surveillance technology, which is already used at a Portland convenience store. Will the legislation pass? And will it be enough?

    Tug-of-War over Police Facial Recognition Finds a Raw Moment in Portland

    Tug-of-War over Police Facial Recognition Finds a Raw Moment in Portland

    With police tactics under immense scrutiny in Portland, the moment could not be any more ripe - or raw - for a vote on legislation limiting the ability for law enforcement to employ facial recognition in the name of public safety. In this, the most in-depth episode of Banned in PDX yet, reporter Kate Kaye reveals how a Washington, D.C. think tank with deep connections to tech firms including facial recognition maker Amazon has pushed for police use of biometric tech in Portland and beyond, how a sheriff’s office right next door used Amazon’s facial recognition system for next-to-nothing, and how the technology has been used to identify protestors in Black Lives Matter demonstrations. This episode features voices from Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Portland Police Bureau, Portland City Council, National Police Foundation and Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

    • 31 min
    Former Police Officers Helped Create Facial Recognition Used in Portland Stores

    Former Police Officers Helped Create Facial Recognition Used in Portland Stores

    • 16 min
    Details of Portland’s Ban Revealed

    Details of Portland’s Ban Revealed

    • 5 min
    Amazon Fights Portland’s Facial Recognition Ban

    Amazon Fights Portland’s Facial Recognition Ban

    • 4 min

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