Congress Skeptical of FBI's Use of Facial-Recognition Software

A tense exchange between law makers and law enforcement officials took place on Wednesday as a discussion over the FBI's facial-recognition practices took place. 

Members of the House Oversight Committee asked FBI officials about the extent of their use of facial-recognition data, with one congressman even comparing the FBI's practice to that of the Nazis. 

"This is really Nazi Germany here that we’re talking about. They had meticulous files on individuals, most of them of Jewish faith, and that’s how they tracked their people. I see little difference in the way people are being tracked under this," said Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA).

Both sides of the political aisle cast a skeptical eye on the technology with some concerned over it's use against minority populations and others simply worried about the extent of the FBI's database.

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