FBI facial recognition system fails in a Congressional lookover

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At Facial Recognition Databases Hearing, Congress Attacks FBI

Here are a few quotes:

  • …saying the technology fosters racial bias, leads to arrests of innocent people and trashes Americans’ privacy.
  • More than 400 million pictures of Americans’ faces are archived in local, state and federal law enforcement facial recognition networks.
  • I have zero confidence in the FBI and the [Justice Department], frankly, to keep this in check
  • This is really Nazi Germany here, what we’re talking about
  • I think we’re reaching a very sad point, a very dangerous point, when we’re doing away with the reasonable expectation of privacy about anything.

Full article from NBC.

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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