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23rd Sep '16 3:03:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Rampage}}'': In the third movie brand new facial recognition software is used to scan all the cameras in Washington D.C. to track down the shooter of the U.S. President.
16th Sep '16 2:24:28 PM JackG
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* ''Film/AViewToAKill'' has an example from before this trope was popularized. Suspecting Bond isn't the UpperClassTwit he's pretending to be, [[BigBad Zorn]] invites Bond to his office for a private discussion, where a hidden camera is linked to a KGB database. Zorn even gets Bond to look to the side (at a nearby painting) so the camera can get a profile shot of his face.
29th May '16 4:06:11 PM LondonKdS
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* Subverted in the hard-SF series ''ComicBook/TheFuse''. The software exists, but criminals and political extremists are able to evade it by wearing "dazzle" makeup, which disrupts the planes of the face.
31st Dec '15 4:27:05 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also used in ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' by the President's security detail, when Lady Jaye attempts to infiltrate a fundraising event.

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** Also used * Used in ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' by the President's security detail, when Lady Jaye attempts to infiltrate a fundraising event.
31st Dec '15 4:26:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done hilariously in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast 5]]'' where special agents run a picture from a stop light camera through a Facial Recognition System. They get a perfect match. On a guy wearing a ski mask.

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* Done hilariously in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast 5]]'' ''Film/FastFive'' where special agents run a picture from a stop light camera through a Facial Recognition System. They get a perfect match. On a guy wearing a ski mask.
31st Dec '15 4:25:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** Justified. By ''Series/{{Firefly}}'''s end, Mal had earned a higher profile among the Alliance, and the poor shape of his ship meant he had a relatively limited area of operation. If the Operative were using a local database first before indexing the full Alliance database, Mal's probably near the top of the list of "usual suspects", even before throwing in any new technology.
15th Dec '15 5:27:52 PM Bissek
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* After an encounter with an unknown terrorist ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had its computers running facial recognition software for several episodes. Even when the plot was completely unrelated you could see the comparisons being run on the monitors in the background - apparently those processes are never minimized. Probably they have to be on screen to work. Maybe it's their screensaver.

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* After an encounter with an unknown terrorist ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had its computers running facial recognition software for several episodes.episodes - it ultimately took a third of the season, and they only ID'ed the man by significantly reducing the set of people to compare the image against. Even when the plot was completely unrelated you could see the comparisons being run on the monitors in the background - apparently those processes are never minimized. Probably they have to be on screen to work. Maybe it's their screensaver.
15th Jul '15 1:37:28 PM rcmerod52
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** Windows Hello for Windows 10 will allow this out-of-the-box during login, though it's possible to do this as early as Windows 7 with an up-to-date version of Cyberlink [=YouCam=].
6th Feb '15 1:48:52 PM WillKeaton
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There are millions upon millions of dollars going into making this TruthInTelevision, and a few early approximations used by nice folks like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transportation_Security_Administration US Transportation Security Administration]]. They have a horrible failure rate even on very good photos, both failing matches and producing false positives. (Always fun with the TSA.) It's considered one of the hardest problems in computer science, and nobody even knows how far off a true solution may be. Nonetheless, nobody ever seems to bat an eye at including this trope in a completely "realistic" show.

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There are millions upon millions of dollars going into making this TruthInTelevision, and a few early approximations used by nice folks like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transportation_Security_Administration US Transportation Security Administration]]. Administration.]] They have a horrible failure rate even on very good photos, both failing matches and producing false positives. (Always fun with the TSA.) It's considered one of the hardest problems in computer science, and nobody even knows how far off a true solution may be. Nonetheless, nobody ever seems to bat an eye at including this trope in a completely "realistic" show.
17th Nov '14 6:44:06 PM Bissek
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* One episode of ''Series/AgentsOfShield'' implies that the titular agency has a ''really'' good program for this. May uses it to track down a man who's been missing for more than twenty years, because the computer was able to recognize him when he coincidentally appeared in the background of a vacation photo that some random civilian posted on a social networking site.
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