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    Question FBI Plans $1 Billion Bio-Database to Help Identify Criminals

    Parts of this sound very Big-Brotherish to me... but on the other hand, it might be something fun to work on .


    Saturday, December 22, 2007

    CLARKSBURG, W. Va. — The FBI wants to know more about you.

    The Washington Post on Saturday reported the Bureau plans to spend $1 billion to build the world’s largest computer database of minute details of people’s physical characteristics, all in the name of identifying criminals and terrorists.

    Click here to read the full story in The Washington Post.

    When the project is complete, the pattern of one’s iris and face shape may alert the government to a terrorist’s identity. Upon request from employers, the FBI will retain fingerprints of employees and alert them if those workers violate the law. [So are they saying that, without your knowledge, your employeer makes the decision to put your fingerprints, DNA, picture, iris scan, and/or other bio-data into in some kind of super AFIS database (not just criminals, defense workers, and license holders)?]

    The undertaking encompasses the gathering and storage of digital images of faces, fingerprints and palm patterns and is expected to use scars — and possibly speech and body movement — to give the government unprecedented access in identifying individuals around the world.

    "Bigger. Faster. Better. That's the bottom line," Thomas E. Bush III, assistant director of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division, said in the article. The division operates the database from its headquarters in the Appalachian foothills.
    Critics say the project should not go forward unless it can be proven that the technology actually can single out a criminal in a crowd.

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    Well, it better work better than NCIC 2000.....or we will be waiting for 20 years for it to produce anything.

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    I think it's just a cover story for a secret conspiracy to use biological data from the most notorious criminals to create an of clones! Begun, the clone war has!



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