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An alarming new development in technology has been linked to the unsolved murder of two New York women. According to recent reports, the victims’ bank accounts were drained using facial recognition technology.
The victims, Junellie Martinez and Jazmine Griffin, were found dead in the Bronx in June of 2018. Both women had been drugged with GHB, more commonly known as the “date-rape drug,” and were declared victims of murder by the New York Medical Examiner’s office.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has been investigating the case for over two years and have now discovered evidence linking the murders to the draining of the victims’ bank accounts. The NYPD has determined that the accounts were accessed via facial recognition technology.
The technology is believed to have been used to create fake accounts in the victims’ names, which were then used to access their bank accounts. Investigators have not yet identified a suspect in the case, but believe the person responsible is likely someone the victims knew.
This is the first time facial recognition technology has been linked to a murder investigation in the United States. The technology is becoming increasingly common, with companies like Apple and Facebook using it to identify users.
The NYPD is currently working to track down the person responsible for the murders, and to prevent similar crimes from occurring in the future. The department is encouraging anyone with information about the case to come forward.
The use of facial recognition technology in such a malicious manner is deeply concerning. It is a stark reminder that while technology can be used for good, it can also be used for evil. As the technology becomes more widespread, it is important that we remain vigilant and take steps to protect our personal information.