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  FBI aims for world's largest biometrics database
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ContributorGerald Farinas 
Last EditedGerald Farinas  Dec 22, 2007 09:19pm
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MediaNews Service - Reuters
News DateSunday, December 23, 2007 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe FBI is embarking on a $1 billion project to build the world's largest computer database of biometrics to give the government more ways to identify people at home and abroad. The FBI has already started compiling digital images of faces, fingerprints and palm patterns in its systems. The FBI will also retain the fingerprints of employees who have undergone criminal background checks, the paper said. If successful, the system, called Next Generation Identification, will collect the biometric information in one place for identification and forensic purposes
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