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    Tech that identifies faces in crowds under development

    The federal government is making progress on developing a surveillance system that would pair computers with video cameras to scan crowds and automatically identify people by their faces, according to
    newly disclosed documents
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    The Department of Homeland Security tested a crowd-scanning project called the Biometric Optical Surveillance System or BOSS last fall after two years of government-financed development. Although the system is not ready for use, researchers say they are making significant advances. That alarms privacy advocates, who say that now is the time for the government to establish oversight rules and limits on how it will someday be used.
    There have been stabs for over a decade at building a system that would help match faces in a crowd with names on a watch list whether in searching for terrorism suspects at high-profile events like a presidential inaugural parade, looking for criminal fugitives in places like Times Square or identifying card cheats in crowded casinos.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/us...anted=all&_r=0

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    The federal government...The Department of Homeland Security
    0 trust. Scrap the project.
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    I'm sure it will only be used on terrorists just like the NSA.

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    "Under development" in the news means already being tested or used
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