New York is adding facial recognition and license plate readers to its river crossings

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In a press conference this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an ambitious plan to revamp New York City’s bridges and tunnels, dubbed the New York Crossings Project. But while the focus of the Crossings project is revamping infrastructure and improving traffic flow, the plan also includes a number of troubling surveillance efforts. Under the current version of the plan, 10 bridges and tunnels leading into the city will be equipped with facial recognition and license plate reading technology, giving police a comprehensive record of every car making the crossing.

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