Thursday, December 27, 2007

FBI aims for world's largest biometrics database

Sat Dec 22, 6:40 AM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion project to build the world's largest computer database of biometrics to give the government more ways to identify people at home and abroad, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

The FBI has already started compiling digital images of faces, fingerprints and palm patterns in its systems, the paper said. More on this story here.

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