Victoria Police are using facial-recognition technology at 85 of the state’s busiest police stations to identify criminal suspects, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The iFace technology uses biometric software to measure facial features, then compares the image to characteristics of known offenders in a mugshot database. Concerns have been raised over false identifications and transparency. It is unclear whether police intend to expand the technology through other types of surveillance equipment, such as the department’s new fleet of drones unveiled this summer. A government spokeswoman said there is ongoing work “on the future use of emerging technologies to assist with community safety and law enforcement.”
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