DHS to Record Hockey Fans to Test Facial Recognition Software
People attending the opening game of the junior ice hockey team Tri-City Americans will be recorded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Video from the Sept. 21 game at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Wash. will be used by the DHS to test its new facial recognition software.
According to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), which will do the physical recording for the DHS, the facial recognition technology will someday be used to identify terrorists and criminals.
According to the Tri-City Herald, hockey fans who don’t want their faces recorded for the U.S. government will be directed to areas inside the arena where they will supposedly not be recorded.
PNNL may be shooting more videos for the DHS at Toyota Center games, which the arena has agreed to allow.