Face recognition tech in terror fight

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 on 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. “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,” Maiziere said.