The FBI intend to start a 10 year contract on a $US 1 billion biometric database of its citzens (and anyone passing through). While fingerprints are currently the largest information dump to go in, the database has been future-proofed to include data on palm prints, scars and tattoos, and iris scans. NZ will be connected to this system through the Server in the Sky program. Are you worried yet?
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