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FBI Wants a Database of Your Tattoos

Posted By admin On July 18, 2012 @ 8:05 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Mashable [1]
July 18, 2012

The FBI is consulting local police and vendors about technology currently in use that can spot crooks and terrorists by interpreting the symbolism of their tattoos, according to government documents.

The inquiry follows work already underway [2] at the bureau and Homeland Security Department to add iris and facial recognition services to their respective fingerprint databases.

The FBI on Friday issued a request for information [3] on existing databases “containing tattoo/symbol images, their possible meanings, gang affiliations, terrorist groups or other criminal organizations.”

The mass collection of multiple biometric markers, potentially including vocal tracks and handwriting samples, has upset immigrant communities who say the FBI and DHS are misusing the technology to deport innocent people.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Mashable: http://mashable.com/2012/07/17/fbi-tattoo-database/

[2] already underway: http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2012/07/feds-significantly-expand-use-iris-recognition-technology/56776/

[3] request for information: https://www.fbo.gov/utils/view?id=b99338c437154084aa3cad63d9fa65d1

[4] Interpol Details Plans For Global Biometric Facial Scan Database: http://www.prisonplanet.com/interpol-details-plans-for-global-biometric-facial-scan-database.html

[5] Hospital patients now being microchipped with “electronic tattoos”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hospital-patients-now-being-microchipped-with-electronic-tattoos.html

[6] Will Electronic Tattoos Replace Internet Passwords And All Other Forms Of Identification?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/will-electronic-tattoos-replace-internet-passwords-and-all-other-forms-of-identification.html

[7] Call For World Biometric Database: http://www.prisonplanet.com/call-for-world-biometric-database.html

[8] French Constitutional Court Bans Law Enforcement Use of National Biometric ID Database: http://www.prisonplanet.com/french-constitutional-court-bans-law-enforcement-use-of-national-biometric-id-database.html

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