FBI bosses are grilled by Congress on secret face recognition program which has swept up tens of millions of Americans

Thursday, March 23, 2017
By Paul Martin

Agency has access to ID photos in 18 states to help identify potential suspects
Even has photos stored of innocent people who were never charged with crime
Privacy advocates at the hearing suggested the technology fosters racial bias
They also likened the ‘dangerous’ photo database system to ‘Nazi Germany’

By EKIN KARASIN
DailyMail.com
23 March 2017

FBI bosses have been grilled over a secret facial recognition program that allows agents to access photos of tens of millions of Americans.

The agency came under fire for its unrestricted access to ID photos in 18 states to help identify potential suspects – including innocent people who have never been charged with a crime.

Privacy advocates suggested the technology fosters racial bias and compared the system to ‘Nazi Germany’, at a congressional hearing yesterday.

The system allows agents to access and algorithmically match the photos of tens of millions of Americans.

More than 400million pictures of Americans’ faces are kept in local, state and federal law enforcement facial recognition systems, the Government Accountability Office reported last year.

Experts estimated that about half of all American’s faces are archived in those photos.

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One Response to “FBI bosses are grilled by Congress on secret face recognition program which has swept up tens of millions of Americans”

  1. TRUTH BE TOLD

    An fbi agent use to mean something I guess, but now it means enemy and criminal pos…. keep ready

    #3168736

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