Big Brother is no longer in the future… it has arrived. The best part? You are paying more than $1 Billion for it.
This system clearly violates the United State Constitution: The 4th Amendment in the Bill of Rights, “The government cannot arrest a person or search their property unless there is ‘probable cause’.” The unconditional ‘searching’ of everybody and subsequent storage of that information for future use, absent a current probable cause, implies that a future probable cause is anticipated. This, on a large scale, is a bogus strawman argument and outside the scope of current law. This is analogous to traffic officers frequently telling people who have not been stopped in many years that they are not necessarily innocent, they just managed to not get caught along the way.
It is with absolute certainty that the data will be used to create associations, links, and circumstantial metrics that will wrongfully place personal and protected behavioral information in the hands of the Government, absent probable cause… Just because it is possible doesn’t make it legal (just irresistible to Government). This will have unintended consequences beyond anything George Orwell could have imagined, and American citizens will find themselves wondering what freedom used to be like.
Birthmarks, be damned: the FBI has officially started rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognition project that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars.