- Redditor wants to know if he’s the a**hole for ghosting pregnant partner Thursday 8:19 PM
- How to go live on TikTok Thursday 8:08 PM
- Joey Salads suggests Democrats carried out Santa Clarita mass shooting Thursday 7:31 PM
- How influencers use TikTok to make money and launch careers Thursday 7:18 PM
- How to stream Argentina vs. Brazil live Thursday 6:51 PM
- How to watch Disney+ on a smart TV Thursday 6:28 PM
- Miss Fame calls out Justin Bieber for low music video appearance pay offer Thursday 6:19 PM
- Trump Jr. ranked No. 1 on best-seller list—after the GOP gave away copies of his book Thursday 5:45 PM
- How to get Disney+ bundle if you already subscribe to Hulu and/or ESPN+ Thursday 5:19 PM
- Mo’Nique suing Netflix for race and gender discrimination Thursday 5:09 PM
- Students outraged that professors accused of sexual misconduct are still teaching Thursday 5:00 PM
- TikTok users jokingly wear big hats to sneak snacks into movie theaters Thursday 3:59 PM
- Why today’s new facially recognition bill is being called ‘woefully’ inadequate Thursday 3:15 PM
- Facebook has given more user data to the government than ever before Thursday 2:57 PM
- How to sign up for Disney Plus Thursday 2:55 PM
A group of Democratic lawmakers are preparing to introduce a bill that would ban the use of facial recognition technology in public housing, according to a new report.
Rep. Yvette Clark (D-N.Y.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) will unveil the “No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act” this week, CNET reports.
A source told the news outlet that the bill would block the use of facial recognition technology in housing that gets funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and require the agency to submit a report about the impact of the technology on people living in public housing.
Facial recognition has been under the microscope of lawmakers in recent weeks, as activists have called for a complete ban of government use of the technology and cities have taken it upon themselves to ban its use within their borders.
Last week, Oakland, California became the third city in the country to ban the technology, joining San Francisco and Somerville, Massachusetts.
Meanwhile, internet rights group Fight For The Future has called for a complete government-wide ban on the technology. The group launched a website, BanFacialRecognition.com, that directs people to contact information for their lawmakers and demand that they pass “legislation that bans the government from using this dangerous technology to spy on the American public.”
You can read all of CNET’s report here.
- Internet rights group calls on government to stop using facial recognition
- Inside the technology helping ICE deport immigrants
- College students unknowingly photographed as part of secret face recognition project
Got five minutes? We’d love to hear from you. Help shape our journalism and be entered to win an Amazon gift card by filling out our 2019 reader survey.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).