Reclaim the Net:
Florida’s Department of Law Enforcement wants about $20 million through 2025 to replace and expand the existing Biometric Identification System. The new system, which will use French identity technology firm IDEMIA’s Multi-biometric Identification System (MBIS), is capable of using other biometrics including iris scans and facial recognition.
According to Lucy Saunders, the head of the Crime Information Bureau, the new system will be faster and more capable than the existing system, which has been used since 2009.
Like the old system, the new system would still forward data to the FBI for background checks.
“The facial recognition portion of this — we’ve included that modality of capability in the system,” said Joey Hornsby, Director of Information Technology Services for FDLE to Florida Politics.
“We’re not moving forward with doing facial recognition in the system. We’ve just included it as a futureproofing so (we have it) in the eventuality that we want to do that long term.” MORE
Note from the Future:
Just use the feds stuff.
“…We’ve just included it as a futureproofing…”
That’s not how future tech planning works.
If your time horizon for a capability you may want is three to five years out, unless it’s included as an inseparable part of a software suite, you are NOT going to buy current tech for that future use. In that amount of time the hardware will be different, the software will be different, other agencies will be using incompatible versions, etc, so what you have NOW will either be inferior or completely incompatible THEN.
And the tech is expensive, so I’m pretty sure its not a freeware part of your suite like MS Paint or Notebook.
…so if you’re buying it, either you have a fairly immediate use for it…or someone you routinely forward your data to has an immediate use for it.
…someone in Washington, perhaps, maybe even several such someones…
“If you have nothing to hide, then why would you mind that we track your every move? Oh, we couldn’t help but notice, and we thought you’d like to know that Walmart has a sale on Charmin right now and it looks like you’re about out of TP.”
No. No. No. HELL no.
There is, of course, an app for that.
ROOM SERVICE 🙂
Dang. I missed one.
That should have been “…we track your every movement.”
You’re right Uncle Al
Everyone should track their movements.
Missed it by that much
Bad idea for all the above reasons (comments).