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With federal facial recognition regulation stalled, local legislators start to step in

With federal facial recognition regulation stalled, local legislators start to step in

Unwilling to wait for federal regulation to develop, municipal leaders from California to Massachusetts are pushing their own rules on the acquisition and use of facial recognition technology.

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Axon misled city about contract terms when police switched to new bodycam vendor

Axon misled city about contract terms when police switched to new bodycam vendor

After dropping Axon, the city of Fontana, California faced a choice: Pay for cloud services its police department didn’t use or risk its credit score.

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A close look at police use of Tasers in Massachusetts

A close look at police use of Tasers in Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Police and local law enforcement have spent millions amassing an arsenal of Tasers, but there’s minimal accountability for those doing the purchasing, or for those doing the tasing.

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Shifting from Tasers to AI, Axon wants to use terabytes of data to automate police records and redactions

Shifting from Tasers to AI, Axon wants to use terabytes of data to automate police records and redactions

Axon, one of the most prominent suppliers of tech tools to law enforcement, is shifting from selling its signature Tasers to embedding artificial intelligence in police departments around the country

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How Reuters used public information to build the most comprehensive database of Taser-involved deaths yet

How Reuters used public information to build the most comprehensive database of Taser-involved deaths yet

In a sweeping investigation, a team of Reuters reporters, editors, and data analysts raised serious questions about Taser’s manufacturer’s claim that no one has died directly from device’s shock. Reviewing the results of hundreds of autopsies, filing hundreds of public records requests around the country, and other painstaking open-source research made the investigation possible.

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