Where everybody knows your face: Woody Harrelson photo used to spot thief

The New York police department’s use of celebrity doppelgänger photos calls their use of a facial recognition system into question

The New York police department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a report published on Thursday.

Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology highlighted the April 2017 episode in “Garbage In, Garbage Out”, a report on what it says are flawed practices in law enforcement’s use of facial recognition.

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