March 23, 2017
United States Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) suggested in a Congressional hearing on the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement officials Wednesday that facial recognition software should be used to identify “people that are here illegally,” according to Gizmodo.
The Representative who previously drew criticism for saying that Americans who can’t afford healthcare should just give up their iPhones, is the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Chaffetz’s comment on the facial recognition software was in reference to the FBI’s use of databases that have more than 400 million American’s faces. Prior to the Wednesday morning hearing Chaffetz tweeted out an ABC News article regarding the matter.
Facial Recognition Hearing Looks to Give Lawmakers Clearer Picture on Creepy Technology – NBC News https://t.co/eI0bjv3IDQ
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) March 22, 2017
This article was posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:49 am