Big Brother Watches from Afar, IARPA Seeks Long-Range Facial Recognition Capabilities

US intelligence agencies are looking to enhance their facial recognition capabilities with technology that can identify people from hundreds of meters away, potentially transforming drones into biometrically accurate spy cameras.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) wants any and all information that could help current biometric surveillance tech overcome the inaccuracy that comes with distance, according to a request for information posted by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) – the intelligence community’s even-more-secretive-than-usual research arm.

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