Tag Archives: privacy rights

Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform

rsz_biometrics_nihBy David Kravets
Wired

The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system.

Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation (.pdf) is language mandating the creation of the innocuously-named “photo tool,” a massive federal database administered by the Department of Homeland Security and containing names, ages, Social Security numbers and photographs of everyone in the country with a driver’s license or other state-issued photo ID.

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How Much Privacy Should We Give Away in the Name of Safety?

By Lee Camp
Moment of Clarity

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Facial Recognition Next for Zuckerberg’s ‘Dumb Fucks’ on Facebook

By Neil Foster
Sovereign Independent

Don’t you just love Facebook? They make it so easy to find friends, relatives and ex lovers who you don’t necessarily want finding you, but, hey, that’s progress, right? Well, it’s just going to get a whole lot easier with Facebook’s new  Photo Tagger service. Now, for your convenience, Facebook will scan your face and load your biometrics onto their site so that your face will be tagged against any photo of you on Facebook.

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