The DHS is expanding the program based on a 2004 biometric tracking law that was aimed at foreigners. Assessing privacy concerns, the agency said the “only way for an individual to ensure he or she is not subject to collection of biometric information when traveling internationally is to refrain from traveling.”
Can we fast forward a few years and simply replace the word “traveling” with “going out of their home”? I think it’s entirely possible given the amount of mass surveillance that is already in place. Just overlay some facial recognition tools, hook it up to the passport/driver’s license databases, and we’re there!
Before you know it, people who value their privacy will simply stay home, and also disconnect from the internet. Won’t that make for a lovely little society?
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