NYPD Uses Facebook And Instagram To Catch Criminals

NYPD Uses Facebook And Instagram To Catch Criminals
technology

The new Facial Recognition Unit is taking advantage of social media images and matching them to existing mugshots.

Emma Hutchings
  • 2 april 2013

The NYPD‘s new Facial Recognition Unit is using pictures on social media to catch criminals. This greatly expands the practical applications the technology, which uses features like the shape of the eye, nose, and cheekbones to match images.

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