Big Brother wants your irises.
George Bush just issued a directive to expand the acquisition of biometric information, and to ensure that agencies across the executive branch share it.
And the Bush Administration may give it to foreign governments, too.
All this according to National Security Presidential Directive Number 59, also known as Homeland Security Presidential Directive Number 24, which George W. Bush signed on June 5.
The directive is aimed at “known and suspected terrorists,” as well as “other persons who may pose a threat to national security.”
The directive does not say how these other persons who “may pose a threat” are to be defined.
And the directive is so broadly worded that it appears to cover anyone the government has biometric or other personal data on.
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