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In Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. troops use handheld devices to take iris scans and thumb prints off of detainees and put them in vast databases to distinguish insurgents from civilians. Now your local cops are getting in on the action.
L-1 Identity Solutions, a four-year-old company, makes the Handheld Interagency Identity Detection System (HIIDE), a mobile device that digitally records someone’s iris, fingerprint and facial characteristics “to create a comprehensive database on the enrolled subject.” The tool, which has earned high marks in Iraq and Afghanistan, is marketed to cops, as a way to avoid taking suspects to booking stations, “where waiting time for results could be anywhere from three hours to three days” for a positive ID on warrant-jumpers.
seems like we lose another right everyday.
And the penalty for refusing a scan is what?? Lemme guess, a FEMA Camp ???
Originally posted by Abney
The TSA said the body scanner images wouldn't be stored, and we know that they are. The government always says images and scanned aren't stored, but are usually found to be liars. A person is naive to believe that this biometric information, including iris scanners, won't be stored and used to force compliance down the road.