FedScoop: The Secret Service is testing facial recognition technology at the White House

“The U.S. Secret Service is experimenting with the use of a new kind of surveillance at one of the most highly surveilled locations in the country — the White House.”

“The agency has become the latest arm of the Department of Homeland Security to begin testing the powers of facial recognition technology with the initiation of its own pilot program last month. Over the course of nine months, the Secret Service will use White House video surveillance to “biometrically confirm” the identity…”

“While the pilot is only actively searching for volunteer faces, members of the public in the streets and parks near the White House may inadvertently find themselves subjected to the system. The technology the Secret Service is using can capture facial images at up to around 20 yards away. “Individuals passing the…” Read the full article here.

FedScoop: The Secret Service is testing facial recognition technology at the White House – By Tajha Chappellet-Lanier, December 5, 2018. FedScoop.


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