A report by VICE News said UCLA was planning on implementing the system before complaints surfaced. Student groups said earlier this month that a “National Day of Action” would be mounted against the technology.
“Momentum is growing, as thousands of students, faculty, and alumni have signed a petition to ban the technology, 400 concerned community members have emailed UCLA over the past week, and a facial recognition vendor removed their page marketing to college campuses when questioned by a reporter,” a press release read.
The university reacted to the outcry.“We have determined that the potential benefits are limited and are vastly outweighed by the concerns of our campus community,” UCLA said in a statement to the press.
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