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Japanese CCTV Camera Can Scan 36 Million Faces/Second 115

An of-course anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from the always-fun "A new camera technology from Hitachi Hokusai Electric can scan days of camera footage instantly, and find any face which has EVER walked past it. Its makers boast that it can scan 36 million faces per second. The technology raises the spectre of governments – or other organisations – being able to 'find' anyone instantly simply using a passport photo or a Facebook profile. The 'trick' is that the camera 'processes' faces as it records, so that all faces which pass in front of it are recorded and stored instantly. Faces are stored as a searchable 'biometric' record, placing the unique mathematical 'faceprint' of anyone who has ever walked past the camera in a database."
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Japanese CCTV Camera Can Scan 36 Million Faces/Second

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  • by Cazekiel ( 1417893 ) on Saturday March 24, 2012 @02:59PM (#39462169)

    If I lived in Japan, I'd walk around with THE stupidest smile ever, eyes wide as saucers, pretending that everything I'm looking at is the most fascinating thing in the universe. I mean, I do this ALREADY, but I'd up the ante severely, all so I can imagine officials watching the surveillance tapes muttering, "WTF is this chick on?"

What sin has not been committed in the name of efficiency?