German Minister Wants Facial Recognition Software At Airports and Train Stations

An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes a surprising report from Ireland’s National Public Service Broadcaster (based on a report in the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag):

Germany’s Interior Minister wants to introduce facial recognition software at train stations and airports to help identify terror suspects following two Islamist attacks in the country last month… “Then, if a suspect appears and is recognised, it will show up in the system,” he told the paper. He said a similar system was already being tested for unattended luggage, which the camera reports after a certain number of minutes.

The article reports that other countries are also considering the technology.


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