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Tips - Video: Dangers of facial recognition software

April 24, 2012

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Video: Dangers of facial recognition software

Submitted by:
Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief

For police officers, posting pictures to Facebook and other social networking sites is a sensitive business — if you have aspiration to work undercover one day, for example, simply posting one picture of yourself could undermine your chances of getting that job — but there’s another threat out there you should be aware of.  There are people out there snapping pictures of cops, and using facial recognition programs to compile whole databases on police officers.  Facial recognition programs can identify images of an individual, and in the hands of a bad guy, that information can be a real problem.  In this video tip, I speak with Lauri Stevens about some of the things to consider.

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