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Canadian Police Use Facial Recognition Software to Investigate Criminal Activity

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/11/more-police-departments-are-using-facial-recognition-technology/

While American cops have been accelerating the use of facial recognition technology over the last year, the Calgary Police Department has become the first law enforcement agency in Canada to implement it.

Calgary police officials told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) on Tuesday that the new facial recognition software, made by NEC, will allow officers to take photos and video stills from the field and compare them at lightning speed against its database of 300,000 mug shots.