The Israeli army is using facial recognition to track Palestinians, former soldiers reveal

The Israeli army is using facial recognition to track Palestinians, former soldiers reveal


The Israeli military has deployed an extensive facial recognition program to track Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to a new report by The Washington Post.

Former Israeli soldiers told the Post about a smartphone technology called “Blue Wolf,” which takes photos of Palestinians and stores them in a large-scale database. Once an image is captured, Blue Wolf matches that picture to a person in its database, and as the Post describes, soldiers’ phones will then flash a specific color that signifies if that individual should be arrested, detained, or left undisturbed.

The Post notes that the Israeli army has been filling up the database with…

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