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Submission + - FBI Wants a Database of Your Tattoos ( 2

quantr writes: ""The FBI is consulting local police and vendors about technology currently in use that can spot crooks and terrorists by interpreting the symbolism of their tattoos, according to government documents.
The inquiry follows work already underway at the bureau and Homeland Security Department to add iris and facial recognition services to their respective fingerprint databases.""

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FBI Wants a Database of Your Tattoos

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  • The technology already exists, it has been implemented with varying degrees of data granularity to keep traceability of livestock using firebrand recognition

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