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National Security Agency Collects Millions Of Images A Day For Facial Recognition Purposes.

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Hello boys and girls, did you know that the NSA collects around 55,000 facial-recognition-quality images each day? And to take that fact one step further they also collect millions of images a day for facial-recognition purposes. This according to classified documents obtained from Edward Snowden by the New York Times.

“It’s not just the traditional communications we’re after: It’s taking a full-arsenal approach that digitally exploits the clues a target leaves behind in their regular activities on the net to compile biographic and biometric information,” read one document from 2010. An NSA spokeswoman declined to tell the Times if the agency is collecting facial images from social media through means other than digital intercepts.

Is it for the bad guys or you the good guys? Me thinks it is a little but of both.

[SOURCE](http://time.com/2804898/snowden-nsa-facial-recognition/)

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