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And in the coming years, law enforcement authorities around the world will be able to rely on iris patterns, face-shape data, scars and perhaps even the unique ways people walk and talk, to solve crimes and identify criminals and terrorists. The FBI will also retain, upon request by employers, the fingerprints of employees who have undergone criminal background checks so the employers can be notified if employees have brushes with the law.Und weil wir es mit der Bush-Junta zu tun haben, schämen die sich nicht mal:
"Bigger. Faster. Better. Thats the bottom line," said Thomas E. Bush III, assistant director of the FBIs Criminal Justice Information Services Division, which operates the database from its headquarters in the Appalachian foothills.Wo kommen die Daten her? Na sie führen einfach zusammen, was sie haben:
The use of biometric data is increasing throughout the government. For the past two years, the Defense Department has been storing in a database images of fingerprints, irises and faces of more than 1.5 million Iraqi and Afghan detainees, Iraqi citizens and foreigners who need access to U.S. military bases. The Pentagon also collects DNA samples from some Iraqi detainees, which are stored separately.Yeah, die ganzen kriminellen Visa-Applikanten! Und die, die blöde genug waren, ihnen freiwillig ihre Daten zu geben.
The Department of Homeland Security has been using iris scans at some airports to verify the identity of travelers who have passed background checks and who want to move through lines quickly. The department is also looking to apply iris- and face-recognition techniques to other programs. The DHS already has a database of millions of sets of fingerprints, which includes records collected from U.S. and foreign travelers stopped at borders for criminal violations, from U.S. citizens adopting children overseas, and from visa applicants abroad. There could be multiple records of one persons prints.
Aber denkt mal weiter.
Soon, the server at CJIS headquarters will also compare palm prints and, eventually, iris images and face-shape data such as the shape of an earlobe. If all goes as planned, a police officer making a traffic stop or a border agent at an airport could run a 10-fingerprint check on a suspect and within seconds know if the person is on a database of the most wanted criminals and terrorists. An analyst could take palm prints lifted from a crime scene and run them against the expanded database. Intelligence agents could exchange biometric information worldwide.Und was machen sie dann mit den Daten?
At the West Virginia University Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), 45 minutes north of the FBIs biometric facility in Clarksburg, researchers are working on capturing images of peoples irises at distances of up to 15 feet, and of faces from as far away as 200 yards. Soon, those researchers will do biometric research for the FBI.So und jetzt aktivieren wir mal Sci-Fi. Ich stelle mir ja Crowd Control Roboter für Demonstrationen vor, die automatisiert die "Gefährder" rausziehen. Oder Scharfschützengewehre, bei denen im Zielfernrohr eine grüne Lampe angeht, wenn ein Gesicht erkannt wird. Klar, false positives hat man immer, aber wir müssen hier das Wohl der Bevölkerung über das des Einzelnen stellen!1!!
Covert iris- and face-image capture is several years away, but it is of great interest to government agencies.