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.
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