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CBP seeking face recognition drones to monitor border

Author: huifan   Time: 2017-08-21

Customs and Border Protection is soliciting proposals for consumer drones with infrared cameras and facial recognition capabilities, to be deployed by US Border Patrol biometric time attendance system agents to monitor the border, according to a report by The Verge.

The document also stated that the proposed drone could “distinguish between natural and artificial features, and between animals, humans, and vehicles at long range”, and includes “facial recognition capabilities that allow it cross-reference any persons identified with relevant law enforcement databases.”
Though this is intended as merely a hypothetical situation, the proposed facial recognition capabilities would work well with fingerprint scanner Homeland Security’s IDENT database.

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