Wednesday 20 December 2023

Face recognition searches on driving licence holders

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Police to be able to run face recognition searches on 50m driving licence holders

‘The move could put every driver in the country in a permanent police lineup’

“The police will be able to run facial recognition searches on a database containing images of Britain’s 50 million driving licence holders under a law change being quietly introduced by the government.

“Should the police wish to put a name to an image collected on CCTV, or shared on social media, the legislation would provide them with the powers to search driving licence records for a match.

“The move, contained in a single clause in a new criminal justice bill, could put every driver in the country in a permanent police lineup, according to privacy campaigners …”

See also:

“Britain has more surveillance cameras per person than any country except China”


At 20 December 2023 at 21:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

‘Bringing Ukraine into NATO would mean WWIII’

“We will not agree with Ukraine’s membership in NATO, because that would be the start of World War III,” Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico said on Tuesday.

“As long as I have the opportunity to influence the Slovak political scene, I will use the right to veto such a decision,” he added.

The Ukrainian government has made NATO membership an objective since 2018. Russia has repeatedly warned that such a step would endanger its national security …

At 20 December 2023 at 21:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biden accuser Tara Reade sues FBI

“Former US Senate aide Tara Reade, who has accused US President Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her while serving as a senator, filed a civil rights complaint against the FBI on Wednesday.

“Reade’s attorney says the federal government sought to intimidate and harass her during and after the 2020 election campaign.

“In a complaint sent to the Office of the Inspector General of the US Department of Justice, Reade called for an investigation of FBI practices that ‘target Biden family whistleblowers for exercise of their First Amendment right to free speech’ …

“In a letter to the DOJ … Levy described how the FBI … allegedly began an ‘operation’ against Reade after April 2019 ‘in order to silence and surveil her and if possible falsely arrest her for criminal activities’.

“At the time that the purported FBI probe began, Reade had just made public that Biden, then a US senator, had allegedly subjected her to a ‘violent sexual assault’ on the Capitol grounds in 1993.

“Though she had reported the incident through the proper channels, her case was ‘suppressed by Congressional investigators to protect Senator Biden and the records sealed’, according to [Reade’s lawyer] …

“Earlier this year … [Reade] sought political asylum in Russia …”


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