Chicago police start using facial-recognition software to arrest suspects

http://www.legitgov.org/Chicago-police-start-using-facial-recognition-software-arrest-suspects

ShareThisChicago police start using facial-recognition software to arrest suspects 15 Jul 2013 Police officers in Chicago, Illinois can remotely access video shot from any of the city’s 24,000 closed-circuit television cameras, and they are already using that ability to nab suspects who thought they could outsmart surveillance. According to a recent Chicago Sun-Time article, police officers in the Windy City recently issued their first arrest stemming from the use of space-age facial-recognition technology coupled with thousands of cameras that collect live video in real-time at all hours of the day. The Transportation Security Administration has given the Chicago Transit Authority a $5.4 million grant to aid with the program, and that money has been used to update an already impressive arsenal of city-licensed surveillance cameras to run in tandem with [NEC Corporation of America's] NeoFace [NeoFascism], a high-tech analysis program used by various governments and law enforcement agencies around the globe to grab biometric data off of an image and match it to another.

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