Scientists claim new system will ID terrorists

privacy       2002-11-12 
Known terrorists or criminals will no longer be able to seek anonymity in a crowd, claims the CSIRO, which has developed computer face recognition technology capable of detecting one particular face among thousands - even if the person is in disguise.
The system uses a video camera to scan the crowd and match faces against a file of electronic photos, alerting security staff should it spot a known terrorist or criminal.