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Do coronavirus masks provide protest protection?

Arsonists, looters and rioters who think they evaded U.S. law enforcement this past week because they wore face masks might be in for a surprise.

Not long after the CDC recommended wearing cloth face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19, a company introduced face recognition technology designed to identify people who are wearing masks, be it to ward off coronavirus or conceal their identify while committing crimes. 

Brendan Klare, co-founder and CEO of Rank One Computing in Denver, said his company’s new technology “can be deployed with our law enforcement partners’’ that include 25 agencies in the United States. 

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