New spy cam software blurs faces of the innocent

Tuesday, 3 June 2008, 3:21 AM EST

Ironically, some of the same firms that made video surveillance extra Orwellian are now working to make the spy networks a bit more privacy-friendly.

Take video-analysis company 3VR. Its software builds up databases of every vehicle, license plate and face a surveillance network sees -- yikes -- and triggers an alarm when a suspect person or car crosses a camera's lens.

At Wired.

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