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New US Mexico Border Facial Recognition Technology Will Record People Inside Their Vehicles

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The US government is deploying a new facial recognition system at the southern border that would record images of people inside vehicles entering and leaving the country.

The pilot program, scheduled to begin in August, will build on secretive tests conducted in Arizona and Texas during which authorities collected a “massive amount of data”, including images captured “as people were leaving work, picking up children from school, and carrying out other daily routines”, according to government records.

The project sparked immediate criticisms from civil liberties advocates who said there were a host of privacy and constitutional concerns with an overly broad surveillance system relying on questionable technology.

Critics have increasingly warned that biometric tools can exacerbate existing inequalities in the criminal justice system, relying on databases and algorithms built on a history of discriminatory policing.

Originally via The Guardian

The US government is deploying a new facial recognition system at the southern border that would record images of people inside vehicles entering and leaving the country.

See the original article at https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/05/facial-recognition-us-mexico-border-crossing

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