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Facial Scanning Is Making Gains in Surveillance

WASHINGTON — The federal government is making progress on developing a surveillance system that would pair computers with video cameras to scan crowds and automatically identify people by their faces, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with researchers working on the project.

The Department of Homeland Security tested a crowd-scanning project called the Biometric Optical Surveillance System — or BOSS — last fall after two years of government-financed development. Although the system is not ready for use, researchers say they are making significant advances. That alarms privacy advocates, who say that now is the time for the government to establish oversight rules and limits on how it will someday be used. Full Article

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  1. Tired of hiding

    Facial recognition systems – DNA – retinal scans – all these biometric markers will be added to the standard registry bit by bit until it will not matter if they make us wear electronic monitors…or even implant a chip – the cameras will be able to track us in any public area and there will be nothing you can do about it – except stay home (if you can find any one who will rent to you that is).

  2. mch

    Wear a hat, wear sunglasses, grow a beard, damn, maybe foil on my head! The US is turning into a hi-tech USSR or even Nazi USA. I’m not a conspiritist be any means, but the government is out of control monitoring innocent citizens and adding to existing punishments for registrants. It’s not going to stop any time at all, if at all! Love your country, fear the government.

  3. td777

    Big Brother is watching…

    • td777

      thumbs down that Big Brother is watching, or the fact that I said it? Come on, if you’re going to thumbs down every post I put on here, quit being a coward and actually say something.

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