SiQuest has released Internet Examiner Toolkit (IXTK) Version 5. With this next generation of software, IXTK features FaceDNA, a sophisticated biometric facial recognition add-on (included at no additional cost) to their Internet Examiner Tookit. With FaceDNA, investigators will have a new weapon in the fight against crimes against children, document forgery detection, and identifying wanted and missing persons. This includes the ability to detect faces in real-time via their integrated “live” Internet browser for online investigations.
FaceDNA allows investigators to sift through thousands, even hundreds of thousands of pictures and videos (frame by frame) in search of faces of persons. These faces can be persons that are known to an investigation but they can also be faces of persons not-before-known by police. The ability to identify children embedded in child pornography videos is critical in any attempt to rescue these victims and send a clear message to perpetrators.
FaceDNA can also be used to examine YouTube Videos and surveillance video footage to identify suspects or persons of interest. The automation of video frame analysis and FaceDNA makes it now possible to look through “all” of the evidence at the onset of an investigation, thereby all but eliminating the chances of missing a victim. “Scratching only the surface” in situations where investigators are facing case backlogs is no longer a defensible option. With IXTK and FaceDNA, police now have a way to do more with less time.
With innovations like FaceDNA, IXTK is fast becoming the Internet forensic tool of choice by government, law enforcement and private industry for Internet based investigations.