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September 2013 Issue

Facial Scanning Is Making Gains in Surveillance


The Homeland Security Department hired the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to test the BOSS system at an arena in Kennewick, Wash. The plan, according to a "privacy impact assessment," was to use 30 volunteers whose facial data would be mingled in a database among 1,000 mug shots to see whether the system could reliably recognize when any of the volunteers were present. Read more...

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