FC: Virginia Beach votes to install facecams on streets

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Nov 13 2001 - 22:47:45 PST

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    From: "Xeni Jardin" <xeniat_private>
    To: "Declan McCullagh" <declanat_private>
    Subject: Virginia Beach facecam system approved
    Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 21:58:24 -0800
    Virginia Beach's facecam/suspect database proposal passed earlier this
    Facial recognition technology approved at Va. Beach
    7:45 p.m.   November 13, 2001
    Facial recognition technology will be coming to the Virginia Beach
    All but one council member voted to approve the program Tuesday night.
    It uses cameras to scan people on the street and in crowds and  compares
    faces to ones in a computer database of suspected criminals.
    Support for the technology increased after the September 11 terrorist
    attacks, particularly once it was learned that some of the suspected
    hijackers spent time in Virginia Beach.
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