World Germany to test face recognition software in terror fight

22:45  10 june  2017
22:45  10 june  2017 Source:   AFP

Terror warning shuts German rock festival on opening night

  Terror warning shuts German rock festival on opening night BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have shut down a popular rock music festival because of a possible terrorist threat. The dpa news agency reported Friday that the Rock am Ring festival was cleared out on its opening night after Koblenz police said they'd received information of a "concrete threat." Organizers posted on the festival website that "due to a terrorist threat the police have advised us to interrupt the festival." It wasn't immediately The dpa news agency reported Friday that the Rock am Ring festival was cleared out on its opening night after Koblenz police said they'd received information of a "concrete threat.

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Germany will start testing facial recognition software at a Berlin train station this summer which could help police identify and locate terror suspects more quickly, a minister said on Saturday.

Germany will trial the facial recognition software Berlin's Suedkreuz station this summer, using volunteers© Provided by AFP Germany will trial the facial recognition software Berlin's Suedkreuz station this summer, using volunteers

Germany will start testing facial recognition software at a Berlin train station this summer which could help police identify and locate terror suspects more quickly, a minister said Saturday.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the software would be tested with volunteers at Berlin's Suedkreuz station, and if successful would be expanded to other locations and also used for a range of criminal investigations.

"We already have video surveillance in train stations, of course. But we aren't able, for example, to put a picture of a terrorist on the run into software that would alert us when he appears in a station," Maiziere said in an interview on the website of the Tagesspiegel newspaper.

Festival resumes after 'terror' scare

  Festival resumes after 'terror' scare The organisers of Rock am Ring say intensive searches showed no evidence of "terrorist threat".The organisers of Rock am Ring said intensive searches had been carried out by police and that performances would resume early on Saturday afternoon.

Nuclear energy: When France faces a new era. Read more. Down to earth. Germany will start testing facial recognition software at a Berlin train station this summer which could help police identify and locate terror suspects more quickly, a minister said Saturday.

BERLIN: Germany will start testing facial recognition software at a Berlin train station this summer which could help police identify and locate terror suspects more quickly, a minister said Saturday.

"If this software proves reliable, it should be able to be used for serious crimes in other places equipped with surveillance cameras," he said.

The Tagesspiegel report said the new system was unlikely to run into legal obstacles since its use would be limited to targeting suspects, and so would not infringe upon civil liberties of people not sought in an investigation.

Germany has suffered several terror attacks since last summer, including the deadly assault on a Berlin Christmas market in 2016 by a Tunisian who hijacked a truck and rammed into a crowd, killing 12 people.

The suspect managed to flee by bus then by train, crossing several borders before being shot and killed by police at a train station in Milan.

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