Video: Dangers of facial recognition software


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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Doug Wyllie is Editor at Large for PoliceOne, providing police training content on a wide range of topics and trends affecting the law enforcement community. Doug is the 2014 Western Publishing Association "Maggie Award" winner for Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column, and has authored more than 1,000 articles and tactical tips. Doug hosts the PoliceOne Podcast, Policing Matters, and is the host for PoliceOne Video interviews. Doug is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA).

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