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DMV To Use Face-Recognition Technology

Posted September 30, 2004

— New technology will soon make it harder for terrorists to get North Carolina driver licenses.

Starting Friday, the state Division of Motor Vehicles will begin using face-recognition technology. It is part of Operation Stop Fraud.

The technology works by plotting the distance of your facial features and scanning it into a computer.

The image will be stored in the computer's database and compared to an applicant's image to verify their identity. State officials believe it will significantly reduce identity theft.


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