Yeah, We're All Being Watched By The Government
Just because all those conspiracy theorists are all tweaked out and smell funny doesn't mean they're wrong. In fact, they're probably a little more spot-on than we gave them credit for. According to a Wikileaks post, the U.S. government is using face recognition software to sift through a number of surveillance avenues, including cameras in private locales, to look for terrorists.
And to watch me shoplift batteries from Wal-Mart.
The name of the program is TrapWire, which sounds like something a character actor would get killed for in a 'Bourne' movie. Needless to say, the program isn't without its detractors, who claim that the whole thing is a huge invasion of privacy.
Uh. They have a point. Clearly, if this is the sort of thing that ruffles your feathers, you probably won't be content getting the whole story from a site called 'Just A Guy Thing', so click here for an in-depth look at teh back and forth, and how this thing became public knowledge.