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San Diego to suspend facial recognition tech program used by police, ICE access blocked

A facial recognition platform used by over 30 agencies in San Diego, Calif., will be suspended on January 1, 2020, following a long campaign by civil rights groups. 
Launched in 2012 and known as the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS), the…

DNA firm GEDmatch now operated by company with police ties, privacy worries surface

GEDmatch has quietly introduced a “partnership” with Verogen, a company that has created technology specifically for use in the US National DNA Index System (NDIS), opening the door for a fresh wave of privacy concerns. 
GEDmatch allows users t…