20 states’ drivers licenses use facial recognition technology

By David Edwards
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 14:36 EDT
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The Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Indiana has banned smiling for drivers license photos. The bureau says smiling interferes with facial recognition technology that will be used to combat identity theft. Computers will be able to compare facial features on older identification photos.

Hats, scarves and glasses are also banned from drivers license photographs. Indiana joins about 20 other states in using the facial recognition technology.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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