Policebadge? Check. Gun? Check. iPhone?
Last June we covered a new technology, nicknamed MORIS, that would allow law-enforcement agencies the ability to snap photos of faces, irises and fingerprints with their iPhones and immediately connect with a digital data base for criminal records.
With this technology soon to be outfitted in states across the US, The Wall Street Journal discusses how this new tool might affect current laws around privacy, especially as "face- and iris-recognition technology hasn't been put to a similar [to fingerprinting] legal test." While some advocates claim it could be used for illegal searches without 'reasonable suspicion,' others see it as a valuable tool for verifying people when traditional forms of identification are false or unavailable.
Food for thought: next time you get pulled over, would you mind having your irises scanned as a background check?