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Video:Secret Facial Biometrics Being Used to Identify Motorists and Shoppers

Published on July 8, 2016 by   ·   No Comments YouTube Preview Image


According to a Newspaper article the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has secretly been spying on motorists for three years.

Three years ago the Virginia Dept. of Motor Vehicles allowed IIHS to secretly record vehicle identification number (VIN), age and sex information from the records of 65,000 vehicle owners.
 IIHS used facial biometrics to identify drivers
IIHS compared this personal information against the facial photograph captured by the industry’s speed cameras to conclude that vehicles “packing more horsepower” drive faster than the posted speed limit.
It’s not a stretch of the imagination to believe the IIHS and the DMV identified passengers too.

Facial biometrics used to identify passengers and pedestrians

Though primarily intended for fixed security camera installations, the software could allow police to identify the occupants of vehicles when the system is supplied with a clear photograph of a car’s interior. In states such as California and Arizona where red light cameras and speed cameras photograph the front of a car, the video stream can be analyzed in “near real time” to catalog and identify the driver and anyone in the passenger seat of passing vehicles, flagging any “person of interest.

Don’t forget, the DEA’s highway surveillance cameras are also tracking everyone.

The DEA has gathered as many as 343 million records in the National License Plate Recognition program, which connects DEA license plate readers with those of other law enforcement agencies around the country.

“With its jurisdiction and its finances, the federal government is uniquely positioned to create a centralized repository of all drivers’ movements across the country — and the DEA seems to be moving toward doing just that.”

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