FBI’s New Orwellian Software Tracks and Categorizes People By Their Tattoos 

The FBI is working with researchers to develop a state of the art program that will allow law enforcement to track and sort people based on their tattoos. An Electronic Frontier Foundation investigation reports that the new software allows officers to identify an individual “affiliation to gangs, sub-cultures, religious or ritualistic beliefs, or political ideology.”

Cataloging tattoos and knowing what tattoos mean is not a new law enforcement tool. In fact, any good investigator will know the symbols and slogans associated with any particular group they are investigating. But this goes a bit further into territory that can only be described as Orwellian.

via FBI’s New Orwellian Software Tracks and Categorizes People By Their Tattoos 

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Categories: A 1984-type life today, physical control

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