From Warrior Publications
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been developing a gigantic database containing biometric information on a significant portion of the United States. The human identifiers contained in this database — photos, fingerprints, facial signatures, iris scans, palm prints, birthmarks, voice recognition, DNA — are not only taken from people who have been arrested, they are also being collected from millions of Americans who have not been charged with any crime. The database is called “Next Generation Identification” (NGI) is being built upon the FBI’s legacy database of 100 million fingerprints collected over the past several decades, called the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). Now, the FBI’s Biometric Center of Excellence has taken that database and expanded it to include all sorts of other personal identifiers. It is estimated that one-third of the population of the USA has personal bodily identifiers stored in the FBI’s database.
In 2012, the bureau spent $1,000,000,000taxpayer dollars in an effort to add millions of face-scans to the database. With its current capabilities, a facial image can be matched to a stored profile amongst millions of entries in under 2 seconds. The feds have passports, driver’s licenses, mugshots, surveillance cameras, and social media at their disposal to create their massive database. Dozens of states have already integrated facial recognition into their driver’s licenses, and some are sharing that information with the FBI. (more…)