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Oil Spill Roundup

BP expects to have the well completely sealed by this weekend. The company announced the end of the Vessels of Opportunity program, in which local boaters
Jul 31, 2020

Oil Spill Roundup

Oil Spill Roundup

BP expects to have the well completely sealed by this weekend. The company announced the end of the Vessels of Opportunity program, in which local boaters
BP expects to have the well completely sealed by this weekend. The company announced the end of the Vessels of Opportunity program, in which local boaters
Jul 31, 2020

New documents reveal FBI seeking personal data through Secure Communities

New documents reveal FBI seeking personal data through Secure Communities

It has long been clear that Secure Communities allows local law enforcement officials to check a detainee’s fingerprints with an FBI database to check his or her criminal background. But a press release issued by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network Wednesday also claims that Secure Communities is “a key component of a little-known FBI project to accumulate a massive store of personal biometric information on citizens and non-citizens alike.” # According to the release, documents obtained last year through Freedom of Information Act litigation by the Day Laborer Organizing Network, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Cardozo Law School indicate that Secure Communities is “only the first of several biometric interoperability systems being brought online by the FBI ‘Next Generation Identification’ (NGI) project.” # The release adds that Next Generation Identification will expand the FBI’s existing fingerprint database to add iris scans, palm prints and facial recognition information for a wide range of people. # Secure Communities has been under intense scrutiny since Immigration and Customs Enforcement documents revealed that many undocumented immigrants held for deportation through this program had not committed any crime whatsoever. In the last few months, several state and local elected officials have announced they will opt out of fingerprint-sharing program
It has long been clear that Secure Communities allows local law enforcement officials to check a detainee’s fingerprints with an FBI database to check his or her criminal background. But a press release issued by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network Wednesday also claims that Secure Communities is “a key component of a little-known FBI project to accumulate a massive store of personal biometric information on citizens and non-citizens alike.” # According to the release, documents obtained last year through Freedom of Information Act litigation by the Day Laborer Organizing Network, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Cardozo Law School indicate that Secure Communities is “only the first of several biometric interoperability systems being brought online by the FBI ‘Next Generation Identification’ (NGI) project.” # The release adds that Next Generation Identification will expand the FBI’s existing fingerprint database to add iris scans, palm prints and facial recognition information for a wide range of people. # Secure Communities has been under intense scrutiny since Immigration and Customs Enforcement documents revealed that many undocumented immigrants held for deportation through this program had not committed any crime whatsoever. In the last few months, several state and local elected officials have announced they will opt out of fingerprint-sharing program
Jul 31, 2020
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