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FBI creating database with 52 million facial photos

by on18 April 2014 1139 times

The organization Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced their concern that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is planning in the near future to have a visual database with photographs of people's faces.

According to the EFF and the documents that are available to them, the FBI until the end of next year for 52 million U.S. citizens in addition to standard fingerprints, eye corneas has plans to add biometric data and photographs of their faces. Documents were obtained thanks to the American Law on Free Access to Information. The FBI reportedly have in their possession biometric data of one third of U.S. citizens. Every day base with faces is filled with thousands of new photos and over them are conducted tens of thousands of searches.

What is most worrying is the fact that the base is fillled with details and photographs of citizens regardless of whether they have violated the law or not, therefore, every citizen becomes a potential suspect.

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