San Francisco is the city in the USA to ban facial recognition. The has said police and other cannot use the . The city already uses surveillance cameras for car plates, and the police wear body cameras. Facial recognition is at . Officials want to start facial recognition to increase . They said it would be cheaper and for police to find crime suspects and to identify people. An information technology said: "A ban on facial recognition will make [San Francisco] frozen in time with out-dated technology."
Many people oppose the technology. It is used in other parts of the world. A San Francisco said facial recognition was a "Big Brother" technology. Big Brother is a in the book "1984". The Big Brother is used to describe by governments to control and spy on . The official said: "We can have security without being a security . We can have good without being a police state." He added: "Part of that is building with the community based on good community , not on Big Brother technology."