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Thursday, July 14, 2011

To Track Militants, U.S. Has System That Never Forgets a Face


“In Iraq and Afghanistan, all detainees and prisoners must submit to such scrutiny. But so do local residents who apply for a government job, in particular those with the security forces and the police and at American installations. A citizen in Afghanistan or Iraq would almost have to spend every minute in a home village and never seek government services to avoid ever crossing paths with a biometric system.” New York Times

Welcome to American-style liberty, guys.  You’re welcome.

FEE Timely Classic

The Pentagon Ramps Up the War on Privacy” by David M. Brown.