Originally posted on The Register by Katyanna Quach

Clearview said to be chasing every mugshot taken in the US over the last 15 years to paste into its facial-recognition system

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Two police officers in New Mexico will test body cameras that can perform facial recognition in real time.

Live facial recognition is a controversial subject. Although a few US cities in California and Massachusetts have banned local government agencies, including law enforcement, from using the technology, there is little regulation. So it seemed like it was only a matter of time before police began incorporating facial-recognition capabilities into its body-worn cameras.

According to OneZero’s Dave Gershgorn, Los Lunas Police Department in New Mexico has decided to test out a facial-recognition app this week. Two police officers will download the app onto Android smartphones to process images of faces scanned by their body cameras…

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