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      Closed-Circuit Camera to Store Face Images Biometrically

      Apr 11, 2012
      The UK’s Mail Online reported that a Japanese closed-circuit television camera technology to be available within a year has the ability to record faces as biometric records, index them, and then scan through days of its footage in seconds to find any face that has ever walked past it. According to the article, Hitachi Hokusai Electric created the technology, which reportedly can search its footage a rate of 36 million faces per second. The article warns, "The technology raises the spectre of governments – or other organisations – being able to 'find' anyone instantly simply using a passport photo or a Facebook profile."

      The UK’s Mail Online reported that a Japanese closed-circuit television camera technology to be available within a year has the ability to record faces as biometric records, index them, and then scan through days of its footage in seconds to find any face that has ever walked past it.

      According to the article, Hitachi Hokusai Electric created the technology, which reportedly can search its footage a rate of 36 million faces per second. The article warns, "The technology raises the spectre of governments – or other organisations – being able to 'find' anyone instantly simply using a passport photo or a Facebook profile."

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