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 August 13, 2010  Surveillance, U.S.

Ah, the joys of facial recognition software. It seems that those using it may forget that some people are identical twins. Lori Pabst of the Star Tribune in Minnesota reports:

After 42 years, identical twins Molly Schleeter and Ellen Zwiefel are still amused by the confusion evoked by their matching blue eyes and dark brown hair.

But their mirror images recently brought some unwanted attention. Last month, each of the sisters received a letter from state Driver and Vehicle Services, asking the women to visit the agency’s St. Paul office to “discuss the accuracy of the information listed on your driving record.” The letter also came with a warning that their driver’s licenses would be canceled if they didn’t respond within 30 days.

Read more in the Star Tribune.

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