Friday June 03, 2016

FBI Developing Tattoo Recognition Software?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says that the FBI is working with researchers on advanced tattoo recognition technology. First it was facial recognition, license plate databases, and now tattoo recognition. I'm scared to even think about what's next.

Right now, government scientists are working with the FBI to develop tattoo recognition technology that police can use to learn as much as possible about people through their tattoos. But an EFF investigation has found that these experiments exploit inmates, with little regard for the research’s implications for privacy, free expression, religious freedom, and the right to associate. And so far, researchers have avoided ethical oversight while doing it.