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PostSubject: FBI Launches $1 Billion Face Recognition Project Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:40 pm

The Next Generation Identification programme will include a nationwide database of criminal faces and other biometrics

"FACE recognition is 'now'," declared Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in a testimony before the US Senate in July.

It certainly seems that way. As part of an update to the national fingerprint database, the FBI has begun rolling out facial recognition to identify criminals.

It will form part of the bureau's long-awaited, $1 billion Next Generation Identification (NGI) programme, which will also add biometrics such as iris scans, DNA analysis and voice identification to the toolkit. A handful of states began uploading their photos as part of a pilot programme this February and it is expected to be rolled out nationwide by 2014. In addition to scanning mugshots for a match, FBI officials have indicated that they are keen to track a suspect by picking out their face in a crowd.


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PostSubject: Re: FBI Launches $1 Billion Face Recognition Project Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:57 pm

In other words, there will be a camera on the street, that scans your face as you walk down the road. It will recognize you, and store the information away. Where you go, where you've been, and at what times.

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