It is called Project Midas a new device which allows city police
to take finger prints in the street..
The device has been use in the UK and is now being widely distributed
It will be soon be operational on the streets of New York....
The technology will allow police to check identity, receive thousands
of picture downloads, scan passports, DNA etc. cross federal and
state data bases throughout the country...
To address fears about mass surveillance and random searches, the police insist fingerprints taken by the scanners will not be stored or added to databases.
The police claim that the technology will speed up and make criminal
investigation more efficient.
Civil rights group are currently cautioning on what the use of these devices could
mean to the ordinary citizen if used in an improper manner. Such as collecting
data of an individual on random checks and searches...
For more information log into http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/oct/27/project-midas-fingerprint-scanner-liberty or click on title link above....
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