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April 27, 2013

How Facial Recognition Tech Could Help Trace Terrorism Suspects

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By Tom Simonite, Technology Review

The FBI could use software to help identify suspects, and more advanced techniques are around the corner. The FBI appealed to the public last week for help identifying two men shown in pixilated photos and video footage who are suspected of involvement in Monday’s bomb attacks in Boston. Experts say the FBI could have used images from the scene of Monday’s bombing—together with facial recognition software—to search through identity databases. The approach is likely to become more common in the future as new technology makes using facial recognition on surveillance and bystander imagery more reliable. Deploying facial recognition software in the Boston investigation isn’t straightforward because the images available are very different from the evenly lit, frontal, passport-style photos stored in law enforcement databases.

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/513901/how-facial-recognition-tech-could-help-trace-terrorism-suspects/

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