PRIVATE COMPANIES LOOK TO CASH IN AS HOMELAND SECURITY BRINGS FACIAL RECOGNITION TO U.S. BORDERS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


PRIVATE COMPANIES LOOK TO CASH IN AS HOMELAND SECURITY BRINGS FACIAL RECOGNITION TO U.S. BORDERS

“Technology is far better at matching identities than humans alone,” said Dan Tancier, the CBP Field Operations official in charge of the biometric program for entry and exit into the country. “That’s a given.”

Congress may also make sweeping updates to DHS mandates. Border security legislation, sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, explicitly calls for border security officials to utilize facial recognition technology “to the greatest extent practicable.”

Experts, however, are raising concerns about the potential for abuses and errors — and especially the preservation of privacy. Harrison Rudolph, a law fellow at Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology, said the DHS’s facial recognition programs “aren’t ready for takeoff.” Rudolph said that the agency has not elucidated specific rules to limit data collection, retention, and reuse with regard to facial recognition technology.

The lack of privacy policies going forward is all the more urgent because the pilot programs that the DHS already has in place lack such protections. For the program at Logan Airport, the memorandum of understanding between the company and the DHS was kept secret, and no privacy guidelines have been made public. “We’re still waiting on DHS to issue rules to back up its privacy promises,” Rudolph said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Very soon, Americans can expect utterly no privacy whatsoever, either inside, or outside of their homes.

Every word spoken, not only on the phones but in your homes, will be survielled, collected, and analyzed; every time you take a trip to your local store, your travel patterns will be analyzed; and every keystroke on every computer you use will be logged and stored.

Americans with kids and skills, please get the hell out of this country while you still can; the utterly dystopian future that George Orwell predicted in his novel "1984" is nearly upon us in this country.

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