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Scotland Yard Confirms It's Using Facial Recognition Tech 85

nonprofiteer writes "Scotland Yard confirms that it's using facial recognition technology to identify rioters in London. 'A law enforcement official, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said that facial recognition is one of many tools police are using to hunt suspects still at large.' Meanwhile, the vigilante group trying an amateur stab applying facial recognition to the riot photos abandoned the project because the results sucked. This is the big test of the surveillance state that London has become. Are all those cameras effective, or just taking a toll on privacy without bringing added security?"
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Scotland Yard Confirms It's Using Facial Recognition Tech

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  • by onkelonkel ( 560274 ) on Friday August 12, 2011 @10:58AM (#37068354)
    Reference the Robert Dziekanski case. The 4 cops tasered this poor bastard 5 times, sat on him till he was dead, wouldn't take the cuffs off when the paramedics finally showed up. The cops lied and lied and lied some more, even though there was video clearly showing what happened.Without the video they would have gotten away with it.

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