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Manchester police have ‘massive backlog’ of uncharged suspects due to IT issue | UK news

Police in Greater Manchester have been unable to charge many suspects since the introduction of a new £27m computer system, leading to a massive backlog, lawyers have claimed. Robert Moussalli, a lawyer specialising in cases involving children and young people, said police had sent suspects home from stations following their arrests because they were unable […]

Facial recognition… coming to a supermarket near you | Technology

Paul Wilks runs a Budgens supermarket in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Like most retail owners, he’d had problems with shoplifting – largely carried out by a relatively small number of repeat offenders. Then a year or so ago, exasperated, he installed something called Facewatch. It’s a facial-recognition system that watches people coming into the store; it has […]

What is facial recognition – and how sinister is it? | Technology

What is facial recognition? Facial recognition technology has spread prodigiously. It’s there on Facebook, tagging photos from the class reunion, your cousin’s wedding and the office summer party. Google, Microsoft, Apple and others have built it into apps to compile albums of people who hang out together. It verifies who you are at airports and […]