Remember the hullabaloo over the face-recognition software put in place to catch criminals at the 2001 Super Bowl and then permanently in Ybor City? Turns out that after all the demands to remove it based on privacy fears, instead Tampa unplugged the camera software because it didn’t work. Scorecard after two years: Zero arrests and zero positive ID’s. The 36 cameras will stay, because the live humans that monitor them have been able to spot fights and drug deals and such.
[ via Dragonleg ]