Israel’s Vast Facial Recognition Program in Gaza Exposed


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Israel intelligence officials are reportedly using cameras with facial recognition technology to surveil Palestinians and identify suspected militants. However, while the technology was initially used to search for kidnapped Israelis in Gaza, it is reportedly now being used, to mixed results, to flag members of Hamas. According to reporting by The New York Times, the facial recognition system is operated by Israel’s military intelligence unit, including its cyber-intelligence-focused Unit 8200, which has shouldered some blame for failing to forecast and prevent the October 7th attack in Israel. The facial recognition program utilizes technology from private Israeli firm Corsight and Google...