Get Ready for Minority Report: Biometric Facial Recognition Admittedly Used at European Games

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This is going to become more common everywhere… get ready to live in Minority Report.

Via Planet Biometrics:

Biometric surveillance firm Tygart has revealed that a facial recognition system was used on live video from surveillance cameras at the European Games, in Baku, Azerbaijan.

According to Tygart, during the June 2015 event, organizers watched a webpage that could issue an alert if a face in the crowd matched that of an individual on a watch list.

Baku2015 was the inaugural European Olympic Committee’s First European Games and was attended by 6,000 athletes from over 50 countries over 16 days, with over 600,000 tickets sold.

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