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Pre-crime isn't just science fiction anymore

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Facial recognition enabled binoculars

I recently wrote about how the FBI is expanding its face recognition programs and working with state and local law enforcement to help develop their biometric monitoring capabilities.

While doing research for that blog I came upon an interesting piece of technology, developed with the help of federal grant monies.

Terror Tuesday: Impunity surges in New Year

It’s only eight days into the New Year but already 2013 has seen some important milestones in the impunity stakes.

Face recognition databases and image sharing expanding rapidly, to include drivers' IDs

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Above: a company claims its face recognition system can identify a face amidst 36 million images in mere seconds.

FBI files and assassination plots, oh my!

The recently revealed assassination plot against Occupy Wall Street leaders isn’t the first such scheme to be uncovered in publicly released FBI files. 

The quick and dirty on the FISA Amendments Act; what it means in 2013 and beyond

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Hey, you can’t hide behind those medals – we know you’re a terrorist!

It’s by now a sadly familiar story.

A guy with a ‘suspicious’ name (Mo Farah) and even more ‘suspicious’ ancestry (Somali) gets stopped at the border when trying to enter the US from Canada to spend Christmas with his family in Portland, Oregon.

Obama yet again drops veto threat; signs 2013 NDAA

While you were wondering whether the nation would topple over the ‘fiscal cliff,’ you might have missed this bit of déjà vu.

A drone with "autonomous target prioritization"

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