Power networks behind the Department of Homeland Security’s expanding biometrics division

2016 is a big year for the Department of Homeland Security’s ability to collect, store, analyze, and share biometric information from non-citizens (and “citizens of interest”) at border crossings and airports. We took a look at the power networks behind the companies unrolling iris and facial scanning technology on the California-Mexico border and JFK airport in New York City, and discovered some interesting connections. With $282 million allotted for biometrics expansion, this is an issue we’ll continue watching as the year progresses.

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