FBI: National Facial Recognition System Now Fully Operational

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 10:07 am

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.

 

The FBI Gets a “Bigger, Better, Faster” Database – but Who Gets to Use It?

By: Wednesday July 6, 2011 9:30 am

Since 2006, the FBI has been quietly creating a massive new biometric database that is, in their words, “Bigger- Better- Faster.” Known as the “Next Generation Identification” program, or NGI, this new system marks a dramatic leap in the FBI’s ability to collect, store and share indentifying information across government agencies. Alarm bells should ring for all Americans concerned with their privacy.

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