FBI Wants Database of Americans' Physical Traits (click to read)
FBI officials this week are expected to announce a $1 billion contract for the creation of a massive database of people's characteristics -- from eye patterns to palm prints. The agency says it's needed to track terrorists and other criminals.
But it's an issue that raises major privacy concerns -- what one civil liberties expert says should concern all Americans.
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"It's the beginning of the surveillance society where you can be tracked anywhere, any time and all your movements, and eventually all your activities will be tracked and noted and correlated," said Barry Steinhardt, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Technology and Liberty Project.
I hope everyone keeps obtrusive measures like this one in mind when they go out to vote. Pick a candidate you believe would not support such measures.