Sam Richards

Sam Richards

Sam Richards is an investigative reporter focusing on government surveillance.

Minneapolis to weigh ban on police use of facial recognition software

By: - January 21, 2021

Minneapolis City Council will consider a proposal to ban the police from using facial recognition software next month over concerns the technology violates civil liberties. Civil liberties advocates for years have voiced strong opposition to police using the technology, citing research showing it’s ineffective at identifying non-white people, meaning its use could deepen existing racial […]