Australia's facial recognition database will now include driver's licence photos

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Move over Face ID, the Australian government has eclipsed you on the creepy factor.

It'll allow for photos from government I.D.s and licenses to be added to a national facial recognition database, making it easier for the country's law enforcement agencies to identify people in real time.

The announcement was made on Thursday by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, following an agreement between all the country's states and territories. It will be up and running next year, and the government says the database will help bolster national security. Read more...

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