Oakland

Oakland Mayor Complains: Riots Help Trump

Mayor of Oakland Libby Schaaf criticized violent Black Lives Matter demonstrations on Monday, issuing a statement complaining that rioters are helping President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.

Oakland federal building (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

Boston Bans Government Use of Facial Recognition Software

Boston has joined cities such as San Francisco, Oakland, and Cambridge in passing an ordinance to ban government use of facial recognition technology. Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu commented: “Boston should not be using racially discriminatory technology and technology that threatens our basic rights.”

Biometrics / Facial Recognition technology / Big Brother