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*******Reputable Link- Big Brother is Here!*******

 
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11/19/2010 10:17 AM
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*******Reputable Link- Big Brother is Here!*******
[link to www.washingtonpost.com]

Thanks to an ac that posted this link on another thread.

It deserves it's own thread to be sure!

The article is 3 pages long. Take the time to read it all.

Here are a few tid bits to get you to wake up:

The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion effort to build the world's largest computer database of peoples' physical characteristics, a project that would give the government unprecedented abilities to identify individuals in the United States and abroad.

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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.

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The increasing use of biometrics for identification is raising questions about the ability of Americans to avoid unwanted scrutiny. It is drawing criticism from those who worry that people's bodies will become de facto national identification cards.

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"It's going to be an essential component of tracking," said Barry Steinhardt, director of the Technology and Liberty Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. "It's enabling the Always On Surveillance Society."

If successful, the system planned by the FBI, called Next Generation Identification, will collect a wide variety of biometric information in one place for identification and forensic purposes.

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But the FBI is planning a "rap-back" service, under which employers could ask the FBI to keep employees' fingerprints in the database, subject to state privacy laws, so that if that employees are ever arrested or charged with a crime, the employers would be notified.

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Clarksburg, researchers are working on capturing images of people's irises at distances of up to 15 feet, and of faces from as far away as 200 yards. Soon, those researchers will do biometric research for the FBI.

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"The long-term goal," Hornak said, is "ubiquitous use" of biometrics. A traveler may walk down an airport corridor and allow his face and iris images to be captured without ever stepping up to a kiosk and looking into a camera, he said.

"That's the key," he said. "You've chosen it. You have chosen to say, 'Yeah, I want this place to recognize me.' "
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11/19/2010 10:39 AM
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Re: *******Reputable Link- Big Brother is Here!*******
This is crazy. You know as a kid we heard horror stories like this from the "Democratic republic of Germany", Russia, Yugoslavia etc.....

Hell even North Korea sounds like a free place compared to this article.

Good luck OP, the new age stasi are here, and they are going to be 1000x more effective then before.
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11/19/2010 11:11 AM
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Heh I guess this is just too much bad news for the morans.
LouisWinthorpeIII  (OP)

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11/19/2010 01:29 PM
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Heh I guess this is just too much bad news for the morans.
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A'int that the truth.

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