Sunday, February 10, 2008

FBI’s Billion Dollar Big Brother

billw, Crooks and Liars: Does this sound like a good thing or a bad thing, Winston? (Click the pic for the video.)

Next month, the FBI intends to award a 10-year contract that would significantly expand the amount and kinds of biometric information it receives. And in the coming years, law enforcement authorities around the world will be able to rely on iris patterns, face-shape data, scars and perhaps even the unique ways people walk and talk, to solve crimes and identify criminals and terrorists. The FBI will also retain, upon request by employers, the fingerprints of employees who have undergone criminal background checks so the employers can be notified if employees have brushes with the law. … (read on)

LSB: Given the way government generally works, this will cost tens of billions of dollars and accomplish nothing. Still, if this ever were a working program, it would seem as if the terrorists had won - and they are us!

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