Posted by Hazel Stone | Filed under Yellow Press
Oh lawsy mercy, the FBI is going to database us all!!
The FBI is gearing up to create a massive computer database of people’s physical characteristics, all part of an effort the bureau says to better identify criminals and terrorists.
Oh noes!! We’re all going to be *gasp* indexed!
Kimberly Del Greco, the FBI’s Biometric Services section chief, said adding to the database is “important to protect the borders to keep the terrorists out, protect our citizens, our neighbors, our children so they can have good jobs, and have a safe country to live in.”
B-b-buuut, I don’t want to be indexed!
In addition, the FBI could soon start comparing people’s eyes — specifically the iris, or the colored part of an eye — as part of its new biometrics program called Next Generation Identification.
Just where are they going to get all this data on us?
The FBI says it will protect all this personal data and only collect information on criminals and those seeking sensitive jobs.
Oooh, so it’s just the bad guys they’re indexing. And people up for clearances, who get microscoped anyway. Well, why didn’t you SAY that, Kelli Arena and Carol Cratty of CNN.com, before the very end of the article?
The ACLU’s Steinhardt doesn’t believe it will stop there.
“This had started out being a program to track or identify criminals,” he said. “Now we’re talking about large swaths of the population — workers, volunteers in youth programs. Eventually, it’s going to be everybody.”
Oh yes, clearly it will be everybody. Where does that assumption come from, you reactionary idiots? Can anyone tell me, really, when was the last time the ACLU accomplished anything beneficial?
Probably about the same time CNN last practiced responsible journalism.