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FBI aims for world's largest biometrics database
Saturday December 22nd, 2007
The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion project to build the world's largest computer database of biometrics to give the government more ways to identify people at home and abroad, the Washington Post reported on Friday.
The FBI has already started compiling digital images of faces, fingerprints and palm patterns in its systems, the paper said.
In January, the agency -- which focuses on violations of federal law, espionage by foreigners and terrorist activities -- expects to award a 10-year contract to expand the amount and kinds of biometric information it receives, it said.
At an employer's request, the FBI will also retain the fingerprints of employees who have undergone criminal background checks, the paper said.
If successful, the system, called Next Generation Identification, will collect the biometric information in one place for identification and forensic purposes, the Post said.
(Reporting by Rachelle Younglai; Editing by John O'Callaghan)
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- 1984 is here, 0 votes, 0.00%
- sounds like Philip K. Dick's EYE IN THE SKY, 0 votes, 0.00%
- now on to room 101, 0 votes, 0.00%
- how many fingers Winston?, 0 votes, 0.00%
- necessary to stop terrorists, 1 votes, 100.00%
- norman spinrad where are you now that we need you?, 0 votes, 0.00%
- maxwell smart and control vs. chaos, 0 votes, 0.00%
- his bow tie is really a camera, 0 votes, 0.00%
- shoe phones vs shoe bombers , 0 votes, 0.00%
- shoe flies don't bother me, 0 votes, 0.00%
- live free or die, 0 votes, 0.00%
- when the Sturch (made famous in A Woman A Day) gets this what will they do with it? , 0 votes, 0.00%
- Hitler would have loved this, 0 votes, 0.00%
- Hitllary Clinton will love this if she is elected and hate it if she loses, 0 votes, 0.00%
- come on folks this is serious we are in big trouble, 0 votes, 0.00%
- ok ok so stop the world I want to get off, 0 votes, 0.00%
- forget about it, 0 votes, 0.00%
- Putin probably has it already, 0 votes, 0.00%
- Just think what bin Laden could use this for, 0 votes, 0.00%
- maybe Huckabee Dickory Dock has this already?, 0 votes, 0.00%
- fight the future, 0 votes, 0.00%
- fight the power, 0 votes, 0.00%
- power to the people, 0 votes, 0.00%
- game set and match, 0 votes, 0.00%
- end game game over hasta lasagna don't get any on ya, 0 votes, 0.00%
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