08 10 11 - 07:00Now for the paranoia -- and this time, well-founded:
"The FBI by mid-January will activate a nationwide facial recognition service in select states that will allow local police to identify unknown subjects in photos, bureau officials told Nextgov. The federal government is embarking on a multiyear, $1 billion dollar overhaul of the FBI's existing fingerprint database to more quickly and accurately identify suspects, partly through applying other biometric markers, such as iris scans and voice recordings." - /.
While we're busy with the Obama-drama, the election-drama, etc. the real show goes on behind the scenes. Technology and mass demand march forward.