The April Fool Archive

Mayfair Mall To Use Face Recognition Technology    (April Fool's Day - 2007)

Wisconsin-based blogger Peter Hart posted a news article on the community news site, claiming that the local Mayfair Mall planned to start using face recognition technology to scan for known criminals. The story fooled a reporter for WTMJ-TV who reported it as fact on the 4 pm news show.

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