Government-Wide Facial Recognition Software Usage is Under the Microscope.

Following the success of a recent effort to have the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scrap its facial recognition program, privacy advocates are now targeting other agencies that employ the technology. Public interest groups and legislators from both parties reacted angrily to reports last month that the IRS required people to upload selfies for an identity verification program managed by ID.me. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) called on the IRS to end the program, while Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) sought a blanket prohibition on the IRS collecting biometric data. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Media Alliance have joined the chorus of public interest groups calling for the IRS to abandon its plan. Their advertising was a big hit. The IRS announced on February 7 that it will not utilize a third-party business to use face recognition to authenticate new…

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Biometric Data And Its Use In The Globalist Agenda.

2020 requires individuals filing for unemployment compensation to prove their identity before receiving payments. In an effort to prevent fraudulent claims which have plagued the online unemployment system, Texas has hired ID.me, a McLean, Virginia-based company, to authenticate users. But with a twist, biometrics data. Since 2020, some 27 states have hired ID.me for unemployment verification, including Pennsylvania, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. “We are also now under contract with an additional two states. ID.me Spokesman Nicholas Michael told The Epoch Times. “Our federal partners include the Department of Veterans Affairs and Social Security Administration.” Unemployment applicants in these states must submit to a new, more invasive level of vetting to receive payments. As a veteran I have…

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