FBI has started a $1 billion public facial recognition system project, planned for 2014

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The FBI has always been trying to track you statistically, whether psychically or virtually. However, the FBI has decided to step it up a notch, by putting cameras everywhere 24/7. These cameras will recognize criminals through a facial recognition system, and notify their location. The whole ordeal will probably spark some privacy concerns as they will be able to tell everything about you. But on the other hand, the street is a public space, and anyone can see you there.

Source: New Scientist

Court rules, that your allowed to share your friends Facebook page with the feds

 

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A gangster’s Facebook page in Bronx was accessed by the police, via one of his Facebook “Friends”. The defendants lawyers claimed that it violated his privacy, and was accessed with unrighteous means. Judge Pauley III ruled that it didn’t violate his privacy.  This changes future court cases, as from now on your allowed to help the feds take down one of your Facebook  “Friends”. Hopefully, though you won’t have any criminal friends to help prosecute.

Source: Gigaom