Tuesday May 24, 2016

FBI Wants To Keep Its Biometric Database Secret

I don't know about you but, after all we've learned about the FBI, CIA, NSA and other federal agencies over the last few years, I just assume everyone is already in this secret database. Thanks to everyone that sent this one in.

The FBI is proposing keeping information that it stores as part of a massive biometric database private -- even to those whose information is stored in the records. Known as the Next Generation Identification System (NGIS), the database draws in biometric data from passport registration, security checks, and judicial processing -- such as if someone is arrested. The database also includes biometric records on foreigners, such as those who apply for visas, and foreign law enforcement staff.