Four States Say ‘Stop Smiling’ On Driver’s License Photo


The DMV is telling its newer driver license recipients to keep the smiles to a minimum on their driver license photo.  The procedure hasn’t been invoked to show a more serious side to their drivers, but to keep fraudulent driver licenses from being made.

As reported in USA Today, it seems that the technology, according to robotics professor Takeo Kanade at Carnegie Mellon University, has a glitch.  If you change facial expressions the face-recognition software will not make a match and the identity thief can be caught.  A different facial pattern makes all the difference.

Read here to see the states that are participating in cutting down the rate of identity thefts and those that will be joining in soon.  Illinois have stopped 6,000 from being fraudulently duplicated since 1999 when the software became available.

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