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San Francisco to ban facial recognition







Law makers in San Francisco have voted to ban the use of face recognition technology by city agencies, including the police department while provoking worries over privacy.

The new bill  Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, was introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin. The ordinance states that any plans to buy any kind of new surveillance technology must now be approved by city administrators.

"With this vote, San Francisco has declared that face surveillance technology is incompatible with a healthy democracy and that residents deserve a voice in decisions about high-tech surveillance," said Matt Cagle from the American Civil Liberties Union in Northern California.

"We applaud the city for listening to the community, and leading the way forward with this crucial legislation. Other cities should take note and set up similar safeguards to protect people's safety and civil rights."

Face recognition technology uses an algorithm that scans a person’s face and then matches it with pre saved database. This technology is now commonly used by smartphones, laptops, and other digital device companies. 

San Francisco is the first US city to ban the face recognition.  

Beto O’Rourke Was A Former Hacking Group Member In His Teen Days!




Beto O’Rourke, who’s better known for his candidature for the Democratic Presidential seat, has been revealed to be a part of an eminent hacking group in his teen days.


Recently in an interview for an upcoming book, O’Rourke confirmed that during his days in El Paso, he was a member of a hacking cult of the name, “Cult of the Dead Cow”.

His major tasks while in the group comprised of stealing long-distance phone service, participating stealthily in electronic discussions and related offenses.

While in the group he also took to writing online essays by the pen name of “Psychedelic Warlord”.

The essays ranged from fiction from the perspective of a killer to mocking a neo-Nazi.

According to the article, the ex-congressman was one of the most renowned former hackers of the American Politics.

The book goes by the name of “Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World.”

The book also encompasses the first-time mentions of the members of the aforementioned cult after they finally agreed to be named.

There is neither evidence nor insinuations as to Beto being a part of illegal hacking activities that deal with writing code or so.

The group in 1980s started getting known for hijacking others’ machines. It was all kind of controversial.

O’Rourke being a presidential candidate gets kind of in a shady side of the court with a past like this.

He was born to a high-up family in El Paso, but he also had played in a punk band before he started his small technology business and stepped into local politics.

O’Rourke’s national presence was enhanced when he defeated Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz during a Senate campaign.

On the brighter side, Beto’s involvement shows a profound sense of technological comprehension and a powerful will to change what’s not required.