Day: June 5, 2020

Do coronavirus masks provide protest protection?

A protester smashes a window at the CNN center Friday May 29, 2020 in Atlanta. They carried signs and chanted their messages of outrage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Arsonists, looters and rioters who think they evaded U.S. law enforcement this past week because they wore face masks might be in for a surprise.

Not long after the CDC recommended wearing cloth face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19, a company introduced face recognition technology designed to identify people who are wearing masks, be it to ward off coronavirus or conceal their identify while committing crimes. 

Brendan Klare, co-founder and CEO of Rank One Computing in Denver, said his company’s new technology “can be deployed with our law enforcement partners’’ that include 25 agencies in the United States. 

Brendan Klare, co-founder and CEO of Rank One Computing.

“What we have released in direct response

Read More