Face Recognition Scouts for Potential Criminals

 - May 10, 2007   Updated: Mar 31 2011
References: usatoday & disinfo
In the fight against terrorism, leaders are thinking about using face recognition software combined with digital surveillance photos to scout for potential criminals. There is an outcry that these advances will likely involve illegal privacy invasion, but the research continues.

Implications - Innovations like this greatly increase the ability of governments to work against security threats, but are not as widely accepted as they could be due to the privacy concerns that they generate. With that being said, any companies that are committed to devising new ways to improve the reliability and security of the information gathered through these methods would definitely help repair the public image that they currently have while also making people safer in the process.