Wednesday, 13 July 2016

US Privacy row over FBI iris scan so called 'trial' on US Citizens



First how can anyone do a trial ion a uncertain legal platform and think it will be forgotten ?
Trust us at SDR it will be be no matter you like it or not.

The only thing that we would like to protest is that the test objects where most likely westerners and less possible suicide bombers from Islamic nations. Why Because quite frankly the Russian CCCP already tried it with KGB and it only did hurt the own population and in the end the people had enough.... 
EU is a example where the common man has had enough when he or she is asked if he´s deposit of 500 or 1000 Euro are from illegal activities or money laundry by a bank that that in most cases have lolled billions of illegal sums by the rich and famous in Panama!

This cant go on like this ...
either there is a war on terror and financial Billion dollars in financial crime or then such tests have lost their significance .

Here the reality on the so called trial:
The FBI has collected nearly 430,000 iris scans over the past three years, an investigation by technology website The Verge, has revealed.

What started as a pilot in 2013 has grown into a database "without any public debate or oversight", said the American Civil Liberties Union.

It amounted to "runaway surveillance", director of technology Nicole Ozer tweeted.
The FBI said it was developing "best practices" for iris image capture.

The project was launched in September 2013 and has seen the FBI collaborate with agencies in Texas, Missouri and California.

The iris data, taken from people who have been arrested, can be scanned in a fraction of a second.
Repeat offenders(In the US).

The scan takes a detailed image of the ridges in the coloured part of the eye, which are as detailed and distinctive as a fingerprint.

An average of 189 iris scans were collected every day in California at the start of 2016, according to documents obtained by The Verge.

The programme was started to "evaluate technology, address key challenges and develop a system capable of performing iris image recognition services", according to the FBI's website.
Such technology is necessary in order to easily track criminals and quickly catch repeat offenders and suspects who try to hide their identities, the FBI argued.


The project falls under its $1bn (£750m) next-generation identification system that aims to expand the bureau's old fingerprinting database to other identifiers such as facial recognition and palm prints.