NYPD Now Scanning Facebook, Instagram Photos to Identify Criminals

Felons, be careful what you post

If you're thinking of committing a felony in New York City anytime soon, keep an eye on how many photos of you are floating around on Facebook and Instagram. The NYPD's new Facial Recognition Unit is using software to scan faces in social media, and from surveillance-camera footage, and match them to the mugshots of known criminals.

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