From USA Today (via the invaluable Free-Market.net) comes news that a "a proposed law moving through Congress" would allow the FBI to add "DNA profiles from hundreds of thousands of juvenile offenders and adults arrested but not convicted of crimes" the bureau's national DNA database."

The law, if enacted, would be the greatest single expansion of the federal government's power to collect and use DNA since the FBI's national database was created in 1992. The FBI says its national DNA database holds genetic profiles from about 1.4 million adults convicted of state and federal crimes.

The changes, in a little-noticed section of a bill that would authorize $755 million for DNA testing, were approved by the House of Representatives on Nov. 5. Backers say the Senate is likely to approve a similar version by early next year.

Whole thing here.