British Police Building Database Of 750,000 Photos

Posted: Mar 20 2008, 10:34am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:51am CDT, in News | Other Stuff


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British police are building a database that holds 750,000 photos of people arrested for criminal activity. The program is dubbed Facial Images National Database (FIND) and is intended to recognize local criminals by facial recognition from the network of security cameras installed across the country.

The program currently only allows three police divisions to populate the photo database, but officials hope to make the system available to police across the nation for population. British officials say that by 2009 the database will be set up to allow the uploading of photos of faces and distinguishing features like scars and tattoos for easier identification.

Future plans will have the system used to search for possible terrorist subjects and possible suspect action. Ideally beat cops would be outfitted with mobile devices that allow the capture of fingerprints and other data on the scene.

Via Heise-Online.

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