Mandatory Iris Scans?

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    There were several tweets this morning referring to iris scanners being used at LAX and intimidating pax into thinking these are mandatory (where have we heard that one before?)

    Anyone else aware of this?

    TSA demanding iris scans at LAX.
    TSA took my cell phone & erased pics I took of mandatory iris scan machines being used on civilians @ LAX entry ”

    Because there are not clear signs next to #TSA iris scans stating the scans are NOT mandatory, they ARE mandatory in eyes of public
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This sounds like it might be CBP, not TSA:

    @AmberLyon: Welcome 2 USA. Greeted @ border w/ iris scan, digital fingerprinting & #TSA agent who grabbed my phone & erased pictures I took of process

    I doubt if most Smurfchen would be fast or knowledgeable enough to delete someone's digital pictures like that.
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Depends on whether or not they'd stolen that make/model of phone before.
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  4. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Futher evidence in support of the need to use auto-uploading camera software on smartphones, in any case.
  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    has to be CBP. evidently, they've been taking fingerprints of non US citizens for a long time, and iris scans are not new.
    No way TSA would be doing this.
  6. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Perhaps CBP. Talk about an invasion of privacy though. Getting stuck in a government database just for buying an airline ticket is unacceptable.
  7. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Why should US citizens be required to comply with requests for biometric data upon return? Nobody can be denied entry if they are shown to not be carrying contraband, and citizenship has been proven, which is what those little booklets the State Department issues are for.

    You know, passports.

  8. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    It's all part of the DHS/CBP/TSA theatrics...ever expanding...ever moronic... <sigh> I could go on and on...:(

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