San Francisco becomes first US city to ban government from using facial recognition tech

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San Francisco is now the first U.S. city to ban its government from using facial recognition technology. This comes as police across America have been turning to the technology for help finding criminal suspects. Last June, authorities used facial recognition to help identify the gunman at an Annapolis, Maryland newspaper. But many have complained about the potential abuse of the technology and expressed concern about civil liberties. San Francisco's city supervisor says that -- coming from a city transformed by technology -- the bill sends a strong message to the nation.

The dating app Match.com is launching a new service called "Ask Match," which lets users communicate with coaches hired by the site. Users can talk to real people for advice about setting up their profiles and sending effective messages. Match Group is the dating brand that owns platforms like Tinder, Hinge and OK Cupid. The feature is rolling out to users in New York this month, and will be available nationwide by next year.

As Disney gets set to take full control over Hulu, AT&T's CEO confirms that some popular series will leave Netflix. This means that the streaming future of shows like "Friends," "The Office," "This is Us," and "South Park" are up in the air.

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