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FBI’s Vast Facial Recognition Database More Likely to Misidentify Innocent Blacks as Suspects

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By Tana Ganeva – In 2010, the FBI launched Next Generation Identification, a sprawling, complex program designed to use biometric tools like facial recognition, finger and palm prints, and iris scans in criminal investigations. At the time, privacy advocates worried that the FBI would collect and use the data without adequate oversight or privacy protections, especially given the rapid advances in facial recognition technology.

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