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Facial Recognition Technology Leads to Arrest in Store

Your face might be scanned against a database of photos the next time you walk into an Albuquerque retail store. A recent arrest at a northeast Albuquerque grocery store shows facial recognition technology is being used to help identify certain individuals.

According to a criminal complaint, 23-year old Anthony Sena was arrested at the Albertsons on Montgomery near San Mateo Wednesday morning after the store’s surveillance camera autonomously identified Sena’s face, then alerted loss prevention officers as Sena walked in the store.

The technology is something many people KRQE News 13 spoke with Wednesday didn’t even know was being used inside the store. “No, I’ve never heard of retail stores using that at all,” said Janice, who was shopping at the Albertsons Wednesday afternoon… KRQE News13

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