Reuters reports that law enforcement officials in Dubai will start using Google eyewear that includes facial-recognition technology, which raises privacy questions:
Dubai police plan to issue detectives with Google Glass hands-free eyewear to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology, a police spokesman in the wealthy Gulf Arab emirate said.
The wearable device consists of a tiny computer screen mounted in the corner of an eyeglass frame and is capable of taking photos, recording video and playing sound.
The spokesman confirmed a report in Dubai’s 7 Days newspaper that software developed by Dubai police would enable a connection between the wearer and a database of wanted people.
Once the device “recognized” a suspect based on a face print, it would alert the officer wearing the gadget.