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The FBI’s Studying Prisoner Tattoos–And Pissing Off Privacy Hawks

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With the research set to expand dramatically, privacy advocates have raised serious concerns over not just how the research was conducted, but how law enforcement might use it in the future.

Once we were notified that a limited number of images could potentially contain identifiable information we notified the FBI, she tells WIRED.

It caused a minor furor in her home country; Iran is not exactly a bastion of women s rights.

If a tattoo recognition algorithm says a tattoo might be affiliated with gang activity, that person might be affiliated.

Tattoos can last longer than the associations they represent.

The Tatt-C competition required participants to perform a series of tests and report their results to NIST, the EFF writes.

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