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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:53 AM

DHS expected to have biometrics on 260 million people by 2022

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects to have face, fingerprint, and iris scans of at least 259 million people in its biometrics database by 2022, according to a recent presentation from the agency’s Office of Procurement Operations reviewed by Quartz.

Biometrics “make it possible to confirm the identity of travelers at any point in their travel,” Kevin McAleenan, US president Donald Trump’s recently-departed acting DHS secretary, told Congress last year. The criteria used by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, a division of DHS, to screen out specific travelers as suspicious is top secret, but was determined in conjunction with Palantir, the Silicon Valley data-mining firm co-founded by controversial billionaire and ardent Trump supporter Peter Thiel.

The EFF said it believes CBP could be tracking travelers “from the moment they begin their internet travel research.” As the group has noted, DHS says “the only way for an individual to ensure he or she is not subject to collection of biometric information when traveling internationally is to refrain from traveling.”

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yortsed snacilbuper Nov 8 OP
alwaysinasnit Nov 8 #1
lunatica Nov 8 #2
stopdiggin Nov 8 #3
HipChick Nov 8 #6
Chin music Nov 8 #4
TheBlackAdder Nov 8 #5
crickets Nov 8 #7

Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:03 AM

1. Geez, the amount of surveillance/tracking sure is increasing rapidly. And there is no doubt

such technology will be abused, to our collective detriment.

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:16 AM

2. Since this is already happening we can only hope

the information will be used in a benign way for the safety of all people.

And it’s a good thing for us to know about what we are subjected to in these biometrics, because all of us will be entered into whatever database they’re putting this information into. This was bound to happen.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:59 AM

3. where are the iris scans coming from?

facial recognition I get .. there is no protection against someone photographing you (or everyone for that matter) in a public place. But I would think that eye scans or fingerprinting would require informed consent? I know I don't have to submit to these things when getting on a plane.

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:34 AM

5. My kids tell me of these face apps for the cell phone to morph faces... all written by Russians.

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My youngest, is in high school, and refuses to use them, but others kids do and will take and tag their friends faces.

The older ones know better, but they're in college or graduated from college.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:00 PM

7. Well that's not creepy and dystopian at all.

Fourth Amendment, we hardly knew ye.

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