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Germany finds passport photo morphing to present a border control challenge

Germany finds passport photo morphing to present a border control challenge

Old Jan 8, 20, 6:22 pm
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Germany finds passport photo morphing to present a border control challenge

Germany wants to centralize and limit German passport photo-taking to its own directly-controlled channels/cameras supposedly because of concerns about photo morphing software being used to fool border control authorities:


Some other countries already centralize passport-photo taking to government-controlled channels/cameras. Sweden, for example, restricts passport photo-taking to police and embassy/consulate authorities and government-operated equipment, but that move was done before photo morphing software was a concern for border control authorities.

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Old Jan 13, 20, 1:05 am
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Other than the obvious hassle it would be, I think it's a good idea overall. BUT, I severely question why it costs €177 MILLION for them to buy photo booths. A 16MP Nikon point-and-shoot goes for €80. Even rounding up to €300 to include a tripod and other things, that'd still be 590,000 cameras they could buy.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 1:32 am
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So stupid.
Is this a way of saying that "all Asians look alike"? Or, more probably in Germany that they cannot distinguish between brown-skinned people?
Humans are very good at distinguishing differences, I'd daresay better than a computer. But only for people they can distinguish between. I think because most of these Germans haven't spent any significant time in the Middle East, for example, they cannot actually differentiate them.
I do wonder if someone who lives in a place woman cover up everything except for their eyes can distinguish between women. In parts of Asia where women cover up with mask, long-sleeves, it seems like their children can still recognize them.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 1:44 am
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Did you actually read the article?
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