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Driver's License Emerges as Crime-Fighting Tool

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Very scary! From the website listed below: "Last year they tried an experiment, for sport. Using computerized biometric technology, they ran a mug shot from the Web site of "America's Most Wanted," the Fox Network television show, against the state's database of nine million digital driver's license photographs. The computer found a match. A man who looked very much like Robert Howell, the fugitive in the mug shot, had a Massachusetts driver's license under another name. Mr. Howell was wanted in Massachusetts on rape charges."

URL #1: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/17/us/17face.html?ei=5065&en=36580b4653017e9c&ex=1172293200&partner=MYWAY&pagewanted=print

JJ Luna Responds:

Yes, privacy advocates will howl, but if Howell was indeed guilty of rape, I'm happy to hear they caught him.
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