View Full Version : CNN: Crowd-scanning software misses crooks

08 August 2003, 04:41 PM
"MIAMI, Florida (Reuters) -- Police thought facial recognition software could be a great way to spot criminals or missing children in crowds. Civil rights activists deplored it as "Big Brother" on the street.

Now police in Tampa, Florida, are removing the software, which is linked to street surveillance cameras, from the Ybor City entertainment district after the 2-year-old scheme, the first such deployment in the United States, failed to produce any arrests."

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