by Vicki Batts /Posted at;http://newstarget.com/
One thing Americans’ used to value more than anything was their freedom. And with freedom comes privacy. When you don’t even have the privacy to go to the airport without your face being scanned and recorded by the government, can you truly be free? Those who value their freedom and desire a government that doesn’t spy on innocent people would surely agree; when American privacy is invaded to such a degree, our freedoms are being infringed upon.
And yet, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to do just that. The agency has announced their plans to expand a 2004 biometric tracking measure, which initially was meant only to target foreigners. Under the new DHS plan, all Americans would be required to submit to a facial recognition scan whenever they leave the country. Big Brother, much?
The Associated Press recently reported that pilot programs for DHS’s new plan are already underway at six major transportation hubs. Airports in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston and New York City are already scanning the faces of thousands of innocent Americans every day. And the federal agency plans on spreading the program to other airports within the next year.
A recent study led by researchers at Georgetown University found that approximately half of all adult Americans are already in a biometric data base, thanks to the growing popularity of facial recognition software in federal and local law enforcement agencies….
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