informationliberation
The news you're not supposed to know...




Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand the World
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
(more)
Article posted Apr 22 2013, 7:46 AM Category: Big Brother/Orwellian Source: Ars Technica Print

Boston police chief: facial recognition tech didn't help find bombing suspects

Amid a huge volume of digital evidence, one agent watched same video 400 times.

While the whole country is relieved that this past week's Boston Marathon bombing ordeal and subsequent lockdown of the city is finally over, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis told the Washington Post that the department's facial recognition system "did not identify" the two bombing suspects.

"The technology came up empty even though both Tsarnaevs' images exist in official databases: Dzhokhar had a Massachusetts driver's license; the brothers had legally immigrated; and Tamerlan had been the subject of some FBI investigation," the Post reported on Saturday.

Facial recognition systems can have limited utility when a grainy, low-resolution image captured at a distance from a cellphone camera or surveillance video is compared with a known, high-quality image. Meanwhile, the FBI is expected to release a large-scale facial recognition apparatus "next year for members of the Western Identification Network, a consortium of police agencies in California and eight other Western states," according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Read More





Latest Big Brother/Orwellian
- New Leak Shows NSA's Plans To Hijack App Store Traffic To Implant Malware And Spyware
- Minnesota: Land Of 30,000 Cameras
- Welcome, High School Freshman! Pee in This Cup!
- The FBI's Stingray Secrecy May Be Aimed At Preventing Law Enforcement From Overusing A Key 'Exploit'
- Huge Win: Appeals Court Says NSA's Bulk Phone Records Collection Not Actually Authorized By PATRIOT Act
- Town Installs License Plate Scanning Cameras in Cactuses
- Judge Throws Out Lawsuit From Redditor Who Found An FBI Tracking Device On His Car
- Encryption: What The FBI Wants It Can Only Have By Destroying Computing And Censoring The Internet









No Comments Posted Add Comment


Add Comment
Name
Comment

* No HTML


Verification *
Please Enter the Verification Code Seen Below
 


PLEASE NOTE
Please see our About Page, our Disclaimer, and our Comments Policy.


FAIR USE NOTICE
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which in some cases has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available for the purposes of news reporting, education, research, comment, and criticism, which constitutes a 'fair use' of such copyrighted material in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. It is our policy to remove material from public view that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our members or users.

About Us - Disclaimer - Privacy Policy



Advanced Search
Username:

Password:

Remember Me
Forgot Password?
Register

Cops Turn into Bullies After they're Filmed Breaking the Very Laws they are Supposed to Enforce - 05/26Texas SWAT Police Storm Old Man's Home, Break His Hip, Leave Him Lying In His Own Feces - 05/26New DEA Chief Retreats On War Against Weed, Says DEA Will No Longer Focus On Marijuana - 05/26Top Bush Era CIA Official Just Confirmed the Iraq War Was Based On Lies - 05/26Support Your Militarized "Local" Police, and Keep Them Independent of Citizen Oversight... - 05/26Capital Police Break Into Mans Unattended Car, Blow Up Pressure Cooker - 05/26The Fable of the Chickens - 05/26"I Have the Right to Remain Silent" -- Memorial Day Checkpoint Owned by Cop Blocker - 05/27

Man Follows Speeding Cop, Finds Out He Was Speeding To Buy PeanutsMission Creeps: Homeland Security Agents Confiscate Women's Panties For 'Copyright Infringement'Cop Shoots Couple's Dog, Threatens Jail For Trying To Save Dog's LifeSWAT Team Shoots Teen Girl & Her Dog During Pot Raid On Wrong HomeDurham, NC Cop Testifies Faking 911 Calls To Enter Homes Is "Official Policy"Indiana Sheriff Says US A "War Zone" To Justify New MRAP Military VehicleTampa Cops Surveil Pot Dealer, Catch Him Selling Pot, Raid His Home & Kill Him"You Just Shot An Unarmed Man!": Witness Says Police Shot His Friend With His Hands Up
(more)

 
Top