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FBI wants $1 billion to create database of all Americans physical characteristics

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The FBI is gearing up to create a massive computer database of people's physical characteristics, all part of an effort the bureau says to better identify criminals and terrorists.

The FBI wants to use eye scans, combined with other data, to help identify suspects.

But it's an issue that raises major privacy concerns -- what one civil liberties expert says should concern all Americans.

The bureau is expected to announce in coming days the awarding of a $1 billion, 10-year contract to help create the database that will compile an array of biometric information -- from palm prints to eye scans.

Oh, Big Brother.
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And they'll call it "Facebook".

Good luck with that, FBI.
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Why doesn't Goth say THIS is dictatorship?
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One billion - that's so little? Can't the FBI squeeze more out fo Bush? Bush has a budget of a few trillion he's trying to spend before he leaves office.

It's like Brewster's Millions in his office
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Posted: 2/4/08 at 9:13pm
Updated On: 1/27/09 at 09:13 PM
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Aren't all of our ID photos on record?
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This has WAY more to do with a Bush crony getting a $1 billion contract and tracking enemies of government and industry than "fighting crime."
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I for one am glad. President Clinbama is going to need everything we've got to fight these terrorists. President Clnbama has many enemies and they will need to be put down by any means necessary so that we can all be free.
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this may be a little far fetched for people; I'm not sure how much of it I believe, but I do think it's at the very least plausbile, and causes me concern, especially when I see these kinds of headlines.
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"Aren't all of our ID photos on record?"

Yes. And if you've ever been to a concert or sports event, your face has been photographed and stored.
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