facial recogWe’re sure you guys have seen movies like Mission Impossible or Bourne where the government keeps tabs on its citizens through surveillance cameras, which not only records the movements of people, but can also recognize faces like that of persons of interest. Sounds nifty if you’re trying to pick up a wanted criminal.

It seems that Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is keen on making that a reality. Speaking to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper (via Reuters), he told them that he was looking to install facial recognition systems at places such as airports and train stations, which can be used to identify suspects and notify the authorities.

He said that a similar system is already in place for unattended luggage, in which after a few minutes it would be reported automatically by the system if no one claims it. “I would like to use this kind of facial recognition technology in video cameras at airports and train stations. Then, if a suspect appears and is recognised, it will show up in the system.”

This follows several ISIS-support attacks took place in the country back in July, so it is understandable that the government is looking to step up its security efforts.

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