Saturday, January 16, 2010

The lengths to which the Photoshop jockeys at the FBI will go to keep us safe from terrorists

Talk about stranger than fiction. You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried. Turns out that the FBI's "computer age-progressed" digital image of Osama bin Laden that purports to show what he would look like today was only partly done by a computer and is only partly a picture of bin Laden. It's also partly a picture of a Spanish lawmaker.
The FBI said in a statement Saturday that it was aware of the similarities between their age-progressed image "and that of an existing photograph of a Spanish public official."

"The forensic artist was unable to find suitable features among the reference photographs and obtained those features, in part, from a photograph he found on the Internet," the statement sent to The Associated Press said.
Does this make you feel safer? Right, me neither. We should send Toto to FBI headquarters. Looks like they have some curtains for him to pull back.

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