'Facial Recognition Software Moves From Overseas Wars to Local Police' by TIMOTHY WILLIAMS in The New York Times

Photo by: Mark Boster

Photo by: Mark Boster

"SAN DIEGO — Facial recognition software, which the American military and intelligence agencies have used for years in Iraq and Afghanistan to identify potential terrorists, is now being eagerly adopted by dozens of police departments around the country to pursue drug dealers, prostitutes and other conventional criminal suspects.

Law enforcement officers say the technology is much faster than fingerprinting at identifying suspects, although it is unclear how much it is helping the police make arrests."

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