With power of facial recognition and high-tech surveillance, where to draw the line between safety and spying?
The FBI’s Next Generation Identification program, officially launching this summer, will give police access to more data than ever before by way of biometrics—biological marks from facial scans and palm prints—to identify suspects. Some opponents worry this growing web of security will give police too much personal information without a warrant. The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Amanda Pike reports. Continue reading
The New York Police Department’s facial identification unit might not quite measure up to Hollywood standards, but they are on the cusp of a big change in the way police do their job. Miles O’Brien examines the software that turned the grainiest of images into information used to identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Continue reading