When the big camera’s went up all over our highways here in Missouri, they went up overnight. Nobody on the local news even mentioned them.
Every city is having budget problems, but there seems to be plenty of money to put up camera’s at every stop light. Surely all this technology had to cost a pretty penny…so just where was this money coming from? No one on the local news ever talked about the expense.
I don’t know about you, but while people complained, what was told to the public was that traffic camera’s were being put up for our ‘safety,’ and still, not much was said about the cost.
Someone had just decided to take my picture. For no reason at all.
This has happened too many times, and I started noticing how often the camera’s were going off, when other cars were stopped. So, sometimes I drive with the sun flap down just to hide half my face. Having my picture taken like I was some sort of criminal really gets me…I would say angry, but pissed off is a better way of putting it.
When I told my husband that I thought they were taking pictures, he thought I was crazy.
Today, I heard a Missouri Senator on the DANA Show (See video) say that he had just found out, that they have been taking face recognition pictures and storing the pictures in a big data base, and by law, in Missouri, they cannot do that. It’s against the law. The Senators were lied to.
In fact, when you go to get your driver license, they are supposed to erase all information, but Sen. Schaefer had found out that they were storing all the data from the license bureaus and erasing none of it.
This republican Senator has introduced a bill to try to stop this face recognition technology, but our Governor…who IS a democrat, has to have known all along that all this information was being gathered and stored. Of course, like all the other liberals, he will say he didn’t know..and keep on doing it. The truth seems to be, that states have no rights in this matter. The FBI just got a billion dollars for the face recognition program.
State and local officials are increasingly granting the federal government access to their registry of motor vehicles databases and, thanks to a FBI program announced to the public in August 2012, deploying their own powerful face recognition tools. Zooming out to the bigger picture we find the mother of all biometrics programs, the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) – the biometrics databank to beat all biometrics databanks. It will contain fingerprints, iris scans, face recognition ready photographs, palm prints, DNA and innumerable other biometric data points on tens if not hundreds of millions of people, both US citizens and foreigners.
And that’s not all: Now, the President is giving the FBI full reign to look at everyone financial records.
(Reuters) – The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.
We need more Senators to stand up to this.
The Senator suggested we contact our congressmen and complain. It seems to me, it’s up to our “representatives” to take care of this. Anyway what can we do? We didn’t break the law. But data is being gathered and for what reason, I can only guess at.
Nobody Wins when we live in a “guilty until proven innocent” Orwellian society
But that’s exactly what they are building.