Thursday, July 14, 2016

The FBI has spent years quietly building a huge trove of eyeball data

The FBI has quietly been expanding a 2013 pilot program which has reportedly collected scans of irises belonging to over 400,000 arrestees to date. The program is part of of the FBI’s “Next Generation Identification” initiative. While the bureau has made no secret of its interest in biometrics, the fact that it has already amassed a collection of hundreds of thousands of unique iris scans was only recently made public, thanks to an exhaustive report by The Verge.

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