Surveillance on Steroids

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An interesting overview of three Department of Homeland Security programs under consideration or active development: the National Applications Office, which if authorized by congress (it has not been, yet) or pursued outside congressional oversight (which, of course, could never happen without, maybe, a secret executive order) would apply state of the art military satellite imagery to domestic surveillance,Real ID (which would digitize,standardize and link data from all state driver's licenses and, potentially become a de facto national ID, and Project Hostile Intent a still R&D phase technology which would use automated array of sensors -- video, audio, laser, infrared -- to interpret behavioral gestures, facial expressions, voice inflections, temperature, heart rate, respiration rate and other physiological characteristics to identify likely terror suspects.

Thanks to  Counterpunch

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