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German Traffic Cops Use Facebook Profile Photos to Identify Speeders

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There has been a lot of discussion around Facebook’s face recognition-based photo tagging feature lately, but putting your picture up on Facebook can have other unintended consequences as well. In two German states (Hamburg and North Rhine-Westphalia), police agents now regularly use Facebook to ensure that they’re sending traffic tickets that were generated by automated speed enforcement cameras to the right people. (more…)



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