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Creepy: New Airport Security Measures Could Require Biological ID Scan

Nik L Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 12:16 PM
For what the TSA consumes in annual salaries & wages, we could afford at least 1 armed marshal on every flight (more for 50+ passengers flights) and be far safer; plus obviate the capital for scanners and the expense for their maintenance; plus save time & $$ eliminating much of the wait/lines; plus free up space for more useful purposes; plus have money left over for a relative few professionals to do risk profiling of passengers (which is not illegal and which the Israelis find to be more effective than machines and an army of amateurs.

Big Brother has his eye on you -- and soon, he may want your fingerprint to fly. A new airport security measure that's been hailed as the "checkpoint of the future" ostensibly saves time and hassle for travelers by using cameras to identify license plates and retina or fingerprint scanners to ensure identity. But honestly, it just sounds...creepy:

At a terminal being renovated here at Love Field, contractors are installing 500 high-definition security cameras sharp enough to read an auto license plate or a logo on a shirt.

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