A Top secreat documents leaked by Edward Snowden U.S. National Security Agency whistleblower , shows huge numbers of people images intercept from their communications per day by U.S. intelligence agency for use in facial recognition database which previously leaked and published.
The document “Identity Intelligence: Image Is Everything” refering for harvesting inteligence and images by NSA through its global surveillance operations, published by New York Times.
It’s not just the traditional communications we’re after: It’s taking a full-arsenal approach that digitally exploits the clues a target leaves behind in their regular activities on the net to compile biographic and biometric information” that can help “implement precision targeting,” noted a 2010 document.
One N.S.A. PowerPoint presentation from 2011, for example, displays several photographs of an unidentified man — sometimes bearded, other times clean-shaven — in different settings, along with more than two dozen data points about him. These include whether he was on the Transportation Security Administration no-fly list, his passport and visa status, known associates or suspected terrorist ties, and comments made about him by informants to American intelligence agencies.