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$1 Billion FBI Facial Recognition Project to Track Everyone: Do You Support Law Enforcement Stimulus Program?

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Government promised us jobs by using taxpayer funds to spend on projects -- the administration called it "Stimulus Spending." The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) spent some of its money on "Next Generation Identification Program" developed by Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions and IBM.

NGI will connect with tens of thousands of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to apply facial recognition to the American public. NGI has the ambitious goal "to reduce terrorist and criminal activities by improving and expanding biometric identification and criminal history information services through research, evaluation, and implementation of advanced technology."

GIZMODO.COM reports:
How would you feel if the government could easily track your movements by automatically identifying your face on images captured by the ever-growing network of CCTV of cameras in America? The FBI will be able to do just that soon, with its one-billion-dollar Next Generation Identification program.

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  • Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/09/10 19:56:00
    No
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +22
    While the government spends billions on cameras, and face recognition technology directed at us to spy on us all, people are being arrested for pointing cameras at police.

    I hope I'm not the only one that sees the problem here. Its all about using our money and resources to keep us in line when its the government that stages criminal activities like fast and furious that needs the cameras pointed at them.

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  • RH 2013/03/10 04:12:52
    Yes
    RH
    NGI - Next Gen Identification program is not set up to do CCTV. It is being set up to replace IAFIS.
  • 70sGirl 2012/09/16 08:18:07
    No
    70sGirl
    Are we already set-up like CBS' show "Person of Interest" ???
  • Lizette Mullen 2012/09/15 18:10:57
    No
    Lizette Mullen
    Good-bye my old friend...Sweet Land of Liberty...your demise went unnoticed by many; surely they will grieve in time.
    No longer does freedom ring; no longer is this the land of the free. Our sinister government created cunning plots to seize the rights of it’s sleepy, uninformed citizens. The resulting "police state” is exactly what our Founding Fathers warned us of and so diligently tried to protect us from.
    I wish you were here to see what they’ve done! They stripped away our unalienable Constitutional rights; they track or listen to our phone calls and keep tabs on our Internet browsing. They scan our license plates with cameras so they know when & where we are traveling and NOW they want to add FACIAL RECOGNITION to track our every move! WHY? Why do they think they have the right to know this much information about us.
    I wish Thomas Jefferson were here to enlighten and inform all those who are still too gullible to see the cunning manipulations of Truth and Justice. And may be Benjamin Franklin also who once said “Any people that would give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety."
    We're in big trouble Lady Liberty...we’re gonna miss you.
  • flrdsgns 2012/09/15 02:31:12
    No
    flrdsgns
    I'm not a fan of the cops
  • Little Angel 2012/09/14 21:05:31
    No
    Little Angel
    I would think this would violate our right to privacy.
    right to privacy
    facial recognition project
  • sglmom 2012/09/13 05:18:39
    No
    sglmom
    NO ..
  • lynn 2012/09/12 21:50:27
    No
    lynn
    +1
    Plans such as these should strike fear and outrage into the heart of every American who believes in and cherishes personal liberty. While I'm all for combating terrorism and fighting crime, steps such as this are an obviously dangerous infringement on the privacy of every American. Will we be able to stop it? Probably not, the government has become far too powerful. Even so, we each have a duty to try.
  • Mikado Hikyuu 2012/09/12 21:19:25
    Yes
    Mikado Hikyuu
    +1
    I am not a criminal, so i am not paranoid. i grew up surrounded by city cameras and very visible police and a very low crime rate and i confess i was quite happy with that.

    Now here in USA even though i live in the suburbs of a city now, there is no safety in being out on the streets, the crime rate is high and the police are considered the enemy???
  • JackoClubs 2012/09/12 20:56:56
    No
    JackoClubs
    +1
    George Orwell, call your office.



    BigBro
  • Maddog 2012/09/12 20:16:38
    No
    Maddog
    +1
    This is very scary and has the sinister potential for abuse by law enforcement agencies. I will strenuously oppose anything the abets more government spying on U.S. citizens.
  • Sarah Alexander 2012/09/12 20:10:23
    No
    Sarah Alexander
    +1
    I want to be safe, of course, but think we need to focus our money and attention towards more pressing matters - then, when things are better, focus on the stuff it'd be nice to have.
  • Tasine 2012/09/12 19:56:00
    No
    Tasine
    +1
    Government out of control. Gone rogue. Time to shut the doors, answer only for friends, get caller ID, answer only if you know the ID. Do like Barry did - develop several aliases. Defund this program, and defund the FBI, the NSA, the EPA - all regulatory agencies and bureaus. Time to put a stop to this madness.
  • BigEyedFish 2012/09/12 18:18:52
    No
    BigEyedFish
    +1
    I just got back from the NJ DMV to get my driver's license renewed for another 4 years. Usually, they'll let you use the last photo you took as long as there's no major changes but today they said "no" and told us that we could not smile because of facial recognition info they're collecting. Big Brother's swelling like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow man!
  • PapaBC 2012/09/12 16:09:51
    No
    PapaBC
    +1
    TOO MUCH BIG BROTHER
  • Juan O'Mara 2012/09/12 14:25:57
    No
    Juan O'Mara
    +1
    I cant wait to see how many criminals will still be out there doing there thing while regular citizens will be harrassed in the mean time all this does is make us more vulnerable to outside forces. example If I am a king and enclose my populace within the walls of my castle and spend all my time and resources keeping tabs on them I will not see the wolf at the front gate until it has decimated the castle walls.
  • Lanikai 2012/09/12 14:10:57
    No
    Lanikai
    +2
    Freedom, is our founding prinicple. THis is more like minority report.
  • Henrietta Hippo 2012/09/12 13:52:57
  • Somkey the Hores 2012/09/12 13:42:56
    No
    Somkey the Hores
    +2
    Watch "Minority Report".
  • Tim 2012/09/12 12:47:04
    No
    Tim
    +2
    Big Brother at it's finest.
  • zcberry 2012/09/12 12:09:44 (edited)
    No
    zcberry
    +3
    Can I please have my life back, without them trying to take it!!! No privacy!!!
  • Carlo 2012/09/12 12:09:24 (edited)
    No
    Carlo
    +4
    HELL NO! But it doesnt matter what we support at this point in America.

    I live in Hawaii and dont plan on moving, but I beleive in the not so distant future they will start putting check points between states stopping drivers and asking what's there business in the state they are trying to enter. If anything just to create a record of movements by citizens between our states.
  • Somkey ... Carlo 2012/09/12 13:43:45
    Somkey the Hores
    +3
    Already happenning.
  • Carlo Somkey ... 2012/09/13 01:45:06 (edited)
    Carlo
    +3
    It doesnt suprise me a bit. My thinking in this the fact that criminals traveling between states makes their crimes federal. Who better to think this is a necessary inconvience in order to maintain "homeland security". Yet its at the expense of all the law abiding citizens in time, intrusion and money. Thanks to 9/11 and the Patriot Act. which will probably be strengthed if republicans take office in november. Im not a democrate or an independant, just a citizen concerned for our future freedoms in what used to be the only country based on Freedom and civil liberties for all.
  • Dan der Mensch 2012/09/12 06:54:32
    No
    Dan der Mensch
    +6
    In the small town I live in, the local sheriff's office just got their hands on some fancy license plate reading technology. There was an article in the local rag about it. In the article, the sheriff admits that now all they have to do is drive around town and the software will aggregate info on everyone all day long. Then they'll upload it to a database and have an ever growing list of places your car has been to in town. Throw face recognition technology in there and it's a tad bit too Orwellian for me.
  • D D Dan der... 2012/09/12 07:09:50
    D D
    +3
    Oh yes, that place reading technology is just about everyplace.
  • Dan der... D D 2012/09/12 07:13:41
    Dan der Mensch
    +2
    Guess I shouldn't be surprised anymore, but I still am for some reason.
  • D D Dan der... 2012/09/12 07:47:17
    D D
    +4
    I understand. I still get surprised by things like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches being racist.
  • Carlo D D 2012/09/12 12:32:13
    Carlo
    +1
    Oh no where are going with this?
  • belinda baardsen 2012/09/12 04:10:33
    No
    belinda baardsen
    +2
    Absolutely not! This is the beginning of tyranny in our nation & it must be stopped! It's bad enough that we have emotional cops who make bad decisions - but, they are human, and can correct their mistakes - but machines? Hasn't anyone seen Terminator? Good grief! What are they thinking?
  • us 2012/09/12 03:47:57
    No
    us
    +1
    I tired of stimulus spending, No this not a good Idea.
  • Ville Squiggles The Finn\(>... 2012/09/12 03:28:24
  • NUCKLEDRAGGER 2012/09/12 02:11:54
    Yes
    NUCKLEDRAGGER
    +1
    We have had some 600 attempts to repeat 9/11 and all have failed, all you no voters want that to change?
  • Carlo NUCKLED... 2012/09/12 12:34:18
    Carlo
    +2
    OMG some people will beleive any propaganda that comes their way.
  • SICARIO 2012/09/12 00:58:30
  • angel face 2012/09/12 00:40:33
    No
    angel face
    +3
    I don't want to be stalked every single day of my life. It's called a driver's license for a reason.
  • w2xad 2012/09/12 00:00:49
    No
    w2xad
    +3
    Now that is racial profiling of everyone!
  • Carlo w2xad 2012/09/12 12:36:12
    Carlo
    +1
    Nope that is completely wrong. This technology is an equal opportunity invader of privacy.
  • w2xad Carlo 2012/09/13 14:22:16
    w2xad
    +1
    What privacy?
  • Carlo w2xad 2012/09/15 18:37:54
    Carlo
    What racial profiling?
  • w2xad Carlo 2012/09/15 19:33:55
    w2xad
    Profiling of any one that they say they don't do.
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