While speedometers are relatively old and LPRs are increasingly catching on, facial recognition technology is not yet widespread in America.

Agencies ranging from the FBI to the California attorney general's office have expressed their interest in the technology.

A promotional video from Abu Dhabi published last fall demonstrates a souped-up, Hollywood-style imagining of what such advanced police surveillance could look like using the Ekin Patrol.

According to five justices in Jones, despite there typically being no reasonable expectation of privacy in a public location because it is disclosed to all who care to see, we do retain a reasonable expectation of privacy in our longer term movements because those are not typically captured.

Indeed, Dave Maass, a researcher at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, similarly remains concerned that if this tech does come stateside, police agencies will be all too happy to deploy it without thinking through the consequences first.

But Turkey neighbors an active war zone, he pointed out, and the threat of domestic terrorism means the calculus isn't the same as in the US.

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