Facial recognition system leads to thousands of fraud arrests
After kicking off facial recognition technology, the Department of Motor Vehicle says the state was arresting people by the thousands for possible identity fraud. They were even a bit surprised at the number of people trying to cheat the system.
“We’ve arrested 2,500. We’ve taken 5,000 to administrative hearings,” said Owen McShane from the DMV.
Read the whole thing for an education about how lax issuance of legitimate ID documents enables crime.
See also similar items from Washington and Texas.
Smart driving licences coming to UK (PR Web at Yahoo!)
The EC has given the go-ahead for new plastic licences to include biometric data on drivers, but no address, and these could come into effect as soon as 2015, by which time the UK Government has said it wants to end the need for the paper counterpart to the present licence.
The press release seems to have been put out by Businesscarmanager.co.uk. I didn’t find any additional information on the biometric license there, but I did find this, which is fun:
I say Rupert, slow down! Diamond Insurance has revealed the Top Ten men’s and women’s names associated with speeding offences.
Adding a “te” onto the end of Juliet’s name doesn’t slow her down much at all. Juliet is #1; Juliette is #6 on the list for women.