German police test facial recognition cameras at Berlin station

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BERLIN (Reuters) – German police deployed the first facial recognition cameras at a main railway station in Berlin on Tuesday, testing new technology that could help track and arrest crime and terrorism suspects.

“We want to test how good the technology really is,” police spokesman Jens Schobranski said of the six-month pilot project, part of a promise by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives to raise funds for police and security.

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