February 24, 2014

Missouri courthouse becomes test site for facial recognition security program

If a judge or prosecutor knows of a particular threat, that individual’s photograph is put into a computer system. It sends an alert if that person is spotted by cameras at the courthouse entrances. The pilot program has drawn concern from the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, which says that in some ways, the targeted approach was more troubling than broad-based facial recognition applications.

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