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How to pitch and write an opinion piece for MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review is about the biggest discoveries and ideas in emerging technology. We’re keen to hear from people with interesting, provocative, and well-argued opinions on technology and where it’s taking us.

In most cases, opinion pieces should be tied either to a recent news event (and by “recent” we usually mean “in the past day or two”) or to a topic that’s generally important and on the public’s radar. Timeless ideas might get through too, but they’ll need to be pretty original.

There should also be a compelling reason why you are writing it—usually, that you’re an expert in

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Police Commission to review LAPD’s facial recognition use after Times report

The L.A. Police Commission will review LAPD use of facial recognition software after The Times reported that LAPD officers had used the technology nearly 30,000 times since 2009. <span class="copyright">(Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)</span>
The L.A. Police Commission will review LAPD use of facial recognition software after The Times reported that LAPD officers had used the technology nearly 30,000 times since 2009. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday said it would review the city Police Department’s use of facial recognition software and how it compared with programs in other major cities.

The commission did so after citing reporting by The Times this week that publicly revealed the scope of the LAPD’s use of facial recognition for the first time — including that hundreds of LAPD officers have

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