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Submission + - Biometrics for ALL Afghans given to U.S. (nytimes.com)

wisebabo writes: I just noticed that not only are ALL Afghans going to have their biometric data (fingerprints and iris scans) recorded but:

"Gathering the data does not stop at Afghanistan’s borders, however, since the military shares all of the biometrics it collects with the United States Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security through interconnected databases."

Talk about "know thine enemy" (or I guess, for now, friend!).

I wonder if the U.S. has a similar deal with the Indian govt. (which is doing the same thing). Or, if they don't, are they planning to hack the database and get it for themselves (I'm sure it'd fit on a single terabyte HD). Does this foretell the near future when the U.S. govt. (and by extension, Chinese hackers) have the biometrics of almost everyone alive?

I really hope Facebook doesn't get this!

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