Enhance FBI Database Lets Authorities Search Criminal and Non-Criminal Biometrics

Flickr user Robert Vitulano

Flickr user Robert Vitulano

Next Generation Identifier, which took three years to develop, replaces the bureau's fingerprint identification system and adds two services: Rap Back lets authorities receive notifications of criminal history for individuals holding certain positions of trust (such as teachers), and the Interstate Photo System facial recognition system lets law enforcement officials perform image searches for criminals.

Read the article in Fast Company here.