New camera system would record people inside vehicles as they enter and leave US, raising civil liberties concerns

The US government is deploying a new facial recognition system at the southern border that would record images of people inside vehicles entering and leaving the country.

The pilot program, scheduled to begin in August, will build on secretive tests conducted in Arizona and Texas during which authorities collected a “massive amount of data”, including images captured “as people were leaving work, picking up children from school, and carrying out other daily routines”, according to government records.

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