Friday, April 25, 2008

The Face of the future?

Airline passengers are to be screened with facial recognition technology rather than checks by passport officers, in an attempt to improve security and ease congestion, the Guardian can reveal.

Expect another shambles as the technology breaks down and lets 'terrorists' thru but holds up your granny as a subversive needing to be held in detention for 4 weeks.

Better to check out NO2ID, the campaigning organisation- a single-issue group focussed on the threat to liberty and privacy posed by the rapid growth of the database state, of which "ID cards" are the most visible part.

They say
'We aim to publicise the case against state identity management among the general public, in the media, and at every level in government. NO2ID's members are from all sorts of backgrounds and hold all sorts of opinions on other questions. They almost certainly include people much like you.'

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