facial recognition http://kplu.org en Seattle Police To Buy Facial Recognition Software — Should Citizens Be Worried? http://kplu.org/post/seattle-police-buy-facial-recognition-software-should-citizens-be-worried <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following a decision by the Seattle City Council this week, t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Seattle Police Department will soon use facial recognition software</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The ACLU of Washington doesn't think the move will encroach on citizens' rights, but privacy advocates, including Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant, aren’t fond of the new policy.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:05:36 +0000 Kyle Stokes 14774 at http://kplu.org Seattle Police To Buy Facial Recognition Software — Should Citizens Be Worried? Fake drivers licenses common; facial recognition fights back http://kplu.org/post/fake-drivers-licenses-common-facial-recognition-fights-back <p>New computer software has made it easier than ever to forge documents. But it&rsquo;s also easier for investigators to sniff them out, because the photo on your license is like a fingerprint.</p><p>The Washington Department of Licensing has photos of more than five million Washington drivers. In 2010, they launched a pilot project, with a federal grant, to <a href="http://www.dol.wa.gov/about/docs/FacialRecognitionFactSheet.pdf">compare the faces in all those photos</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 18:15:01 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4173 at http://kplu.org