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U.K. cops look into face-recognition tech

The U.K.’s police force is investigating how to incorporate facial-recognition software into a new national mugshot database so it can track down criminals faster. The Police Information Technology Organization is already working on a Facial Images National Database (FIND) project to deliver a national mugshot database for law enforcement agencies in England, Scotland and Wales. It aims to create a database of stills and videos of facial images, marks, scars and tattoos that’ll be linked to criminals’ details on the Police National Computer. The first FIND pilot is planned for the first quarter of this year, with police forces in the north of England. Full Story

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