'Sometimes I have trouble coming up with a title for one of my articles, but this one came easy because the two companies involved in this article helped create it.
A New York based company called Vuzix along with a UAE software company called NNTC, worked together to produce the world's first automatic facial recognition sunglasses for law enforcement.
Not only did they create the world's first automatic facial recognition sunglasses but they purposely made them to resemble Oakley sunglasses. Which makes it harder for people to tell if they are being spied on.
The video below warns that police will have access to a database of at least one million faces.
According to NNTC, they created the iFalcon Face Control Mobile sunglasses specifically for law enforcement.
"The bodycam or smart glasses screen the crowd to match faces against a database of violators, missing people or suspects. Once there is a match, the solution retrieves relevant information from the database and instantly sends an alert via AR smart glasses." (Click here to see iFalcon's infographic)
How will police really use iFalcon sunglasses you ask? To watchlist or white list people of course.
The iFalcon Face Control Mobile brings face recognition capabilities anywhere, even without the network of CCTV cameras covering every inch of the city. It proves particularly effective in:
- Detects people at public events, sports facilities and in other crowded areas: violators, ‘watchlisted’ individuals and missing people
- Public surveillance in transportation stations, airports, subway and other transport facilities
- Monitoring immigrants and identification of violators and imposters at border customs control
- Verification of identity according to ‘white list’
- Preventing terrorism, espionage and unauthorized access to sensitive areas
Back to how I created my title; a company purposefully creates spying sunglasses to help law enforcement watchlist individuals. It does not get anymore disturbing than that or does it?'
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