The Intelligence Community is Exploring Long-Range Biometric Identification

A new IARPA program aims to build biometric technology that can identify people using cameras stationed on far off rooftops and unmanned aircraft. The intelligence community is working to build biometric identification systems that can single out individuals from hundreds of yards away or more, a feat that’s virtually impossible Read more…

Pentagon Testing High Altitude Surveillance Balloons to ‘Watch Everything at Once’

Pentagon Testing High Altitude Surveillance Balloons to ‘Watch Everything at Once’ The U.S. military is testing high altitude, solar-powered balloons allowing the Pentagon to conduct continuous surveillance of a wide swath of the Midwest, according to a new report. The Guardian reported that the program is detailed in documents filed Read more…

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Facebook Disables Political Ad Monitoring Tools Used By Transparency Watchdogs

Facebook has disabled the ability of third party political transparency advocates to monitor political advertisements placed on the social network – a move described by one of the affected organizations as an “appalling look.”  UK-based WhoTargetsMe and US-based ProPublica have been using voluntarily installed browser plugins to collect data on advertisements targeting users. The Read more…

National Facial Recognition Database To Use Loyalty Rewards To Identify American Shoppers

National Facial Recognition Database To Use Loyalty Rewards To Identify American Shoppers

National Facial Recognition Database To Use Loyalty Rewards To Identify American Shoppers A recent article in Biometric Update. com (BU) reveals that retail stores have a master plan to convince Americans to accept facial biometrics. BU interviewed four facial biometric company CEO’s and what they revealed is frightening. The article starts off innocuously Read more…