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Mon Jul 8, 2019, 12:21 PM

FBI, ICE, find drivers' license photos a gold mine for facial recognition searches

This is very frightening......

Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have turned state driver’s license databases into a facial-recognition gold mine, scanning through millions of Americans’ photos without their knowledge or consent, newly released documents show.

Thousands of facial-recognition requests, internal documents and emails over the past five years, obtained through public-records requests by researchers with Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology and provided to The Washington Post, reveal that federal investigators have turned state departments of motor vehicles databases into the bedrock of an unprecedented surveillance infrastructure.

Police have long had access to fingerprints, DNA and other “biometric data” taken from criminal suspects. But the DMV records contain the photos of a vast majority of a state’s residents, most of whom have never been charged with a crime.

Neither Congress nor state legislatures have authorized the development of such a system, and growing numbers of Democratic and Republican lawmakers are criticizing the technology as a dangerous, pervasive and error-prone surveillance tool.

“Law enforcement’s access of state databases,” particularly DMV databases, is “often done in the shadows with no consent,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) said in a statement to The Post.

More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/07/07/fbi-ice-find-state-drivers-license-photos-are-gold-mine-facial-recognition-searches/?utm_term=.841ebfd14adc&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

I wonder why Jim Jordan was so incensed over this ..... has he got something to hide?

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Mon Jul 8, 2019, 12:28 PM

1. Combine this with the recent story out of the UK where the Met. Police have found 81% of

facial recognition matches by their system were false/wrong/mistaken... well, what could go wrong, amirite?

Of course, that is the point -- to terrorize anyone who looks like "them." ICE deports even American citizens and DGAF about getting it wrong.

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Mon Jul 8, 2019, 01:11 PM

2. Gotta be 4th Amendment territory. n/t

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