Face recognition system installed across America?

Face recognition – MRI scan of a person who has been asked to look at faces (1) / Wikimedia (2)

FBI begins installation of $1 billion face recognition system across America

RT
September 8, 2012

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.
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Impending cybersecurity power grab: Not just for the U.S.

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“…Canada is now tied to United States cybersecurity strategies through commitments in the joint perimeter security Initiative. If the CISPA vision is adopted in the United States, Canadians can expect similar strategies to appear soon after.”  Katitza Rodriguez

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Security Perimeter: Did United States blackmail the government of Canada into making this deal?

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“As both countries move forward, perimeter security will be further defined and dominated by American interests. This could force Canada to comply with any new U.S. security measures, regardless of the dangers they may pose to civil liberties.” 

“Nowhere in the documentation resulting from the two meetings are there suggestions the people of Canada will be provided with detailed information on which judgments can be made on the wisdom of this consensual agreement negotiated in the backrooms of both capitals.”
Gar Pardy, ottawacitizen.com

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Canada’s Fishy “Lawful Access” Bill

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“Canada is a popular destination for those who like to fish, but the Canadian government is attempting to spark what may be the country’s largest-ever fishing expedition into its citizens’ private online data.” Continue reading

Advancing U.S.-Canada Economic, Energy and Security Integration

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In other words, more Canadian oil is needed to fuel the U.S. war machine. This all ties in with the perimeter security deal and further removing trade barriers. It is part of U.S. efforts to secure more access and control of Canadian resources.”   

As part of a continental security perimeter arrangement, Canada could be forced to comply with any new U.S. requirements, regardless of the risks they may pose to privacy and civil liberties.”   Dana Gabriel Continue reading

Dangerous Cybercrime Treaty Pushes Surveillance and Secrecy Worldwide

Commentary by Katitza Rodriguez

EFF

August 25th, 2011

As part of an emerging international trend to try to ‘civilize the Internet’, one of the world’s worst Internet law treaties–the highly controversial Council of Europe (CoE) Convention on Cybercrime–is back on the agenda. Canada and Australia are using the Treaty to introduce new invasive, online surveillance laws, many of which go far beyond the Convention’s intended levels of intrusiveness. Negotiated over a decade ago, only 31 of its 47 signatories have ratified it. Many considered the Treaty to be dormant but in recent years a number of countries have been modeling national laws based on the flawed Treaty. Moreover, Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom are amongst those who have ratified within the last year. However, among non-European countries, only the U.S. has ratified the Treaty to date, making Canada and Australia’s efforts unique. The Treaty has not been harmless, and both Australia and Canada are fast-tracking legislation (Australia’s lower house approved a cybercrime bill last night) that will enable them to ratify the Treaty, at great cost to the civil liberties of their citizens. Continue reading