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FBI delves into DMV photos in search for fugitives

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posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 05:36 AM
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FBI delves into DMV photos in search for fugitives


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RALEIGH, N.C. – In its search for fugitives, the FBI has begun using facial-recognition technology on millions of motorists, comparing driver's license photos with pictures of convicts in a high-tech analysis of chin widths and nose sizes.

The project in North Carolina has already helped nab at least one suspect. Agents are eager to look for more criminals and possibly to expand the effort nationwide. But privacy advocates worry that the method allows authorities to track people who have done nothing wrong.

"Everybody's participating, essentially, in a virtual lineup by getting a dr
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posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 05:36 AM
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Earlier this year, investigators learned that a double-homicide suspect named Rodolfo Corrales had moved to North Carolina. The FBI took a 1991 booking photo from California and compared it with 30 million photos stored by the motor vehicle agency in Raleigh.

In seconds, the search returned dozens of drivers who resembled Corrales, and an FBI analyst reviewed a gallery of images before zeroing in on a man who called himself Jose Solis.

A week later, after corroborating Corrales' identity, agents arrested him in High Point, southwest of Greensboro, where they believe he had built a new life under the assumed name. Corrales is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles later this month.

"Running facial recognition is not very labor-intensive at all," analyst Michael Garcia said. "If I can probe a hundred fugitives and get one or two, that's a home run."

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Is a spy state in the works?

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posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 05:38 AM
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You have to be careful as they work in uk too, they think they have a right to frame innocent people in uk too.

The fbi think they are some sort of world police.



posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 05:59 AM
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They are trying to make it mainstream too.


A Facebook app that promises to match you with the person in its network who looks most like you "is fun enough that it just might work," Christina Warren writes for Mashable. The app scans photos of you and photos of others who’ve signed up, and…voila! Matching will begin once the database, now at 22%, is large enough. The app is the brainchild of marketers for Coke, which advertises Coke Zero as “having Coke’s taste but with zero calories.”


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Hell, they want to get this information willingly from you too. Don't think for a second that coke won't sell this information they are collecting to the government to use. If they haven't already I am sure they will.



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