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Thursday, July 11, 2019

ICE and the Ever-Widening Surveillance Dragnet - Nextgov

https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/07/ice-and-ever-widening-surveillance-dragnet/158308/   

 

ICE agents have used facial-recognition technology on state driver's-license photos, turning a public database into a de facto criminal database.

 

In effect, these license databases have become criminal databases, each search justified by the chance that someone documented there is guilty of crime. Everyone in them has become a suspect.

And though this is the first news of ICE using driver's license photos for facial recognition, the agency already has plenty of access to public information via other means.