The city of San Francisco has made it legal for employees to use an iPhone with a face ID prevent the use of face recognition technology during the month of May.
They were supposed to change the by-law last week to allow employees to use their iPhone legally again.
As reported by Wired, other cities such as Oakland, Somerville and Massachusetts have adopted similar laws to ban face recognition from companies without using the iPhone.
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IPhone and Facebook ID was illegal in San Francisco
Many San Francisco-based employees started developing face recognition technology. They soon realized that they had more devices with facial recognition than they thought, and many of them were in the pockets of their employees.
Now, the iPhone equipped with a facial recognition feature was illegal in the city. Either function is disabled. So, San Francisco executives vote in favor of amending the by-law
However, the ban on the use of facial recognition on the iPhone remains in effect. Employees cannot therefore use face ID, instead they must use it security codes Unlocking your smartphones.
The American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU) works with cities to help them fix the problem. Oakland, Somerville and Massachusetts have adopted similar standards, but by taking steps to secure an iPhone release among their employees. What do you think of this curious ban? Do you think this will happen in Spain?