At the pace surveillance technology is moving, we guess this should be expected.
On Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo and Co. informed the public that Albany has been using advanced facial recognition methods for the past three years (the idea was originally brought up by then-Gov. Spitzer in 2008).
And, in that time, the State has dispatched more than 100 investigators to check out over 13,000 cases. As a result, 2,500 people on the terrorist watch lists or who were suspected of having criminal records have been arrested through the technology. Somehow, from those figures, state officials have bragged that the technology has a 94 percent success rate.
Also, don't forget those conning welfare benefits or driving illegally without a license: "We are successfully taking dangerous drivers off our roads, helping to track down criminals, and protecting taxpayer dollars... sending a clear message that New York State does not tolerate identity fraud and those who try will be caught," Cuomo told reporters.
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