Forget fingerprints, now your face is on file and captured every where you go. The FBI has announced that its facial recognition system – launched three years ago – is now “fully operational.” The facial recognition program is part of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System which is set to replace the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). Though it is not really an either or with fingerprints and face recognition as the new system seeks to collect many forms of biometric data.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 16, 2014 10:07 am|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 16, 2014 8:55 am|
The more we learn about President Obama’s strategy for Syria the more it sounds almost exactly like his previous war plan in Libya. The basic idea is to use a combination of heavy airstrikes, limited assets on the ground, training/arming/aiding “moderate” rebels with the help of other countries in the Middle East, and working against the current dictator.
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday September 16, 2014 7:53 am|
Kerry saidthe week’s events are a major milestone. That’s the same as the turning point so often mentioned before about Iraq, right? Let’s look back.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:45 am|
President Barack Obama met with over a dozen “journalists” in an off-the-record meeting to get input on how he should sell his war against ISIS to the American people.
|By: BrandonJ Tuesday September 16, 2014 5:45 am|
- In terms of civil liberties, large telecommunication firms worry more about their profit than our liberties
- Speaking of Snowden, Switzerland would grant safe passage to him if he assists their investigative efforts on U.S. spying
- The European Court of Human Rights will investigate the GCHQ for its surveillance of journalists
- A new study found drinking water in Texas and Pennsylvania was contaminated as a result of hydrofracking. STOP THE PRESSES
|By: Attaturk Tuesday September 16, 2014 1:30 am|
2016 Election, Democrats, Republicans
|By: CTuttle Monday September 15, 2014 10:00 pm|
|By: Elliott Monday September 15, 2014 8:00 pm|
England really has been a bit of dick towards Scotland (as John Oliver puts it) — going all the way back to “The Hammer of the Scots,” King Edward I, who apparently made it his life’s mission, his Great Cause, to conquer Scotland. After he whipped Wales’s ass, that is.
I wouldn’t dare insert myself in the upcoming “Yea or Nay” on the referendum for Scotland’s independence, but here’s Groundskeeper Willie to explain the vote.
|By: Isaiah 88 Monday September 15, 2014 7:15 pm|
Once there was a way to get back home.
We won’t find our way back, we won’t be going home, not if the masters of America’s permanent war economy have anything to say about it. And they always have plenty to say about it. So do their bought-and-paid-for-politicians, they never stop talking, their two-party tongues are always wagging. We’ve had to listen to their lectures about foreign threats and national security every damn day for more than half a century.
The identity of the apocalyptic threat is the only thing that ever changes.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday September 15, 2014 6:30 pm|
In an unprecedented move, the United States government has moved to invoke the state secrets privilege in a private defamation lawsuit, which does not appear to hinge upon any government activity. The government has also called for the court hearing the case to dismiss the lawsuit.
The lawsuit filed in the US District Court of the Southern District of New York involves Greek businessman and ship owner Victor Restis and others, who have accused United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) of falsely and maliciously identifying them in their campaign to name and shame individuals or companies that do business in Iran.