Dec 22, 2007

Big Brother: FBI Expanding Massive Data-Base on Americans

This is precisely what the 4th amendment was written to prevent i.e. the "searching and seizing", collecting of personal information "without warrant issued upon probable cause".

Note the part about employers granting permission to give the FBI your data from background checks.

Americans must resist or lose their freedom in the Bill of Rights forever. This is a major issue of the 2008 presidential campaign. There is only one candidate, Ron Paul, who will prevent this from being done to "free" Americans.

FBI Prepares Vast Database Of Biometrics

$1 Billion Project to Include Images of Irises and Faces

CLARKSBURG, W. Va. -- The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion effort to build the world's largest computer database of peoples' physical characteristics, a project that would give the government unprecedented abilities to identify individuals in the United States and abroad.

The FBI will also retain, upon request by employers, the fingerprints of employees who have undergone criminal background checks so the employers can be notified if employees have brushes with the law.

The increasing use of biometrics for identification is raising questions about the ability of Americans to avoid unwanted scrutiny. It is drawing criticism from those who worry that people's bodies will become de facto national identification cards. Critics say that such government initiatives should not proceed without proof that the technology really can pick a criminal out of a crowd.

Highly accurate face-scanning cameras are being developed.