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Police to begin iPhone iris scans amid privacy concerns
Reuters ^ | Jul 20, 201 | Zach Howard

Posted on 07/21/2011 5:11:58 AM PDT by Ratman83

Dozens of police departments nationwide are gearing up to use a tech company's already controversial iris- and facial-scanning device that slides over an iPhone and helps identify a person or track criminal suspects.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 4thamendment; police
Possibly one more step to total control, If these can be used to document you without your knowledge. May not be able to do it now but I am sure they will try to make more flexible.
1 posted on 07/21/2011 5:12:06 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

So who needs an Iphone?


2 posted on 07/21/2011 5:17:26 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Ratman83

"Yeah, there's an app for that..."

3 posted on 07/21/2011 5:21:33 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Ratman83
When attached to an iPhone, MORIS can photograph a person's face and run the image through software that hunts for a match in a BI2-managed database of U.S. criminal records. Each unit costs about $3,000.

$3,000? What is an iris scanner other than a high-resolution camera? You can buy a dozen megapixel camera for under $100 if the iPhone's camera isn't good enough. Does the other $2,900 pay for the database usage, or is there a separate subscription charge for that too? Even if it includes a fingerprint scanner, those are pretty cheap now.

Some cops appear to be spending "free" federal money for toys instead of law enforcement.

4 posted on 07/21/2011 5:22:10 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Dems demanding shared sacrifice are like Aztec priests doing it while cutting out my heart.)
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To: Lion Den Dan

This is Police using department issued Iphones to scan you. You Know they get all the got toys to have fun with.


5 posted on 07/21/2011 5:22:32 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

But don’t videotape the cops. It makes them mad.


6 posted on 07/21/2011 5:23:30 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Ratman83

Can they scan you without your permission?

Of course they can, just like they take DNA without your permission, etc, etc, etc

We are subjects, not citizens.


7 posted on 07/21/2011 5:35:04 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: KarlInOhio

Yeah old boys network.


8 posted on 07/21/2011 5:52:05 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: ClearCase_guy

Mad nay they will just arrest or shoot you, got to keep it real.


9 posted on 07/21/2011 5:53:01 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Erik Latranyi

It sure seems to be going that way.


10 posted on 07/21/2011 5:53:42 AM PDT by Ratman83
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It will not be long when the police will have the ability of facial recognition in a pair of glasses they will wear.

It will be an invaluable tool in determining if the person you are contacting is wanted or has warrants without asking them for identification.

Officers wearing cameras are going to be widespread in the next five years, greatly in part because of people filming them. This will enhance accountability.


11 posted on 07/21/2011 6:03:17 AM PDT by Molon Labbie
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To: Ratman83
When attached to an iPhone, MORIS can photograph a person's face and run the image through software that hunts for a match in a BI2-managed database of U.S. criminal records. Each unit costs about $3,000
Uhhhh ... exsqueeze me?
A Private Company will have this U.S. Criminal database? I don't think that's very smart.

Or exactly secure. Like from HACKING or illegal use and/or dissemination by some disgruntled queen with a boyfriend problem.

As to the $3K per iPhone app:

Beat Cops in Chicago have some of the crappiest equipment to work with in the USA. Patrol Cars that won't run. Batteries that are dead or die while on patrol (jumper cables are always be called for). In car computers and cameras that don't work. Bald tires, Flat tires and/or no Spare tires -- which they have to change themselves IN UNIFORM if they get a flat and lights and sirens that don't work. And best of all (/s) personal radios that don't work (kinda dangerous imho). Not to mention they're understaffed as to how many Beat Cops they should have on the streets during every shift.
So maybe it's just me but I *think* that $3k per app + iphone cost could be spent a bit #$&@ing WISER!

I listen to the CPD Radio Calls every day (like right now) through an on-line scanner. My MIL still lives in Chi and I worry about the old neighborhood and her safety as it's now a gang-banging Mexican Barrio thanks to that asshat Daley.
(I wouldn't be a Chi Cop for $250K per year -- and all tax free!)

12 posted on 07/21/2011 6:08:58 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: KarlInOhio

Iris scanners have been around for the last 25 years. They are used for identification for bank employees in some cases.


13 posted on 07/21/2011 6:18:44 AM PDT by MondoQueen
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To: Condor51

Valid points, but I am not sure if the provate company will have the database. The cost is certainly an issue.


14 posted on 07/21/2011 6:52:05 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: prairiebreeze

marker


15 posted on 07/21/2011 7:12:26 AM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: dirtboy

The first to find a lost cop Iphone will have lots of details of people to Youtube about. Or even more likely the kid of the cop, going around with mom/dad’s borrowed work Iphone, to upload iris scan info on social media sites, just for lulz.


16 posted on 07/21/2011 8:23:52 AM PDT by moshiach
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To: Molon Labbie
Officers wearing cameras are going to be widespread in the next five years, greatly in part because of people filming them. This will enhance accountability.

Damned good prosecution evidence vs. suspects, too.

17 posted on 07/21/2011 8:28:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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To: Molon Labbie
Officers wearing cameras are going to be widespread in the next five years, greatly in part because of people filming them. This will enhance accountability.

Except when they "accidentally" "lose" the footage after they beat the crap out of you for no reason, then prosecute you for felony wiretapping because you filmed them.

18 posted on 07/21/2011 8:46:42 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Of course they can, just like they take DNA without your permission, etc, etc, etc

We are subjects, not citizens.


Be lucky you don't live in Texas. For a while, the state was collecting DNA from every baby born in Texas without the knowledge and consent of the parents. Some of it ended up in the hands of private companies, some ended up in a federal database.
19 posted on 07/21/2011 11:23:26 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Ratman83

20 posted on 07/21/2011 8:34:39 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

The only good civilian is a dead civilian.


21 posted on 07/21/2011 8:38:49 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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