TSA & Iris Scanning Technology

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This isn't just about identification -- it's about recording and tracking your whereabouts.

    L.A. Times: Is eye scan technology the future of airport security?

    Aoptix’s scanning technology is already used to identify passengers coming in and out of the international departure lounge at London’s Gatwick Airport and for border control in Qatar. It has not been used in the U.S., said Aoptix spokeswoman Amanda North.

    The advantage of the Aoptix technology, she said, is that the scanning device can confirm the identification of a passenger from up to six feet away in about two seconds.

    The company is in talk with the TSA to bring the technology in the U.S., according to North. “A lot of airports have seen this as an advantage and I think the U.S. is looking at this as well,” she said.

    TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said he could not confirm whether his agency has met with Aoptix officials but said the TSA is interested in using biometric technology at the nation’s airports.
     
  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Depends on how many current and former DHS cronies have a stake in Aoptix. They'll land a fat contract to deliver machines that the average TSA drone can't learn to operate, and likely a fat maintenance contract or the new toys will end up mothballed next to the puffers.
     
  3. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    oohhh I can't wait to see the false positives this contraption will yield
     
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  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    False positives are the TSA's chief theatrical effect. Why else put a MMW scanner in AUS? I watched it for a bit and they went seventeen for seventeen in "anomalies" in the small of the back - sweat, every last one.
     
  5. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    They're going to keep ratcheting up the personal invasions until someone goes postal. Then they will act surprised and won't be able to imagine why anyone would react violently.
     
  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Really I they havent seen the writing on the wall ...blind and stupid comes to mind. Its all there just waiting for one last nudge before all (expletive deleted) breaks loose and the :trash: hits the rotating oscilator.
     
  7. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    And apparently your irises change as you age.

    more at link
    Ageing eyes hinder biometric scans

    Identifying people by scanning the irises of their eyes may not be as reliable as some governments and the public might think. That’s according to new research suggesting that irises, rather than being stable over a lifetime, are susceptible to ageing effects that steadily change their appearance over time.
     
  8. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Not to mention contact lens, corrective eye surgery, or eye injuries to name three.
     
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Just as with fingerprints, which we now know are not unique identifiers. Many people have been wrongly convicted based on fingerprint evidence.
     
  10. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    perhaps it will become illegal to wear sunglasses indoors...
     
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  11. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    umm yeah that will draw ADA issues for the blind, and so on. For those of us that work nights; when it gets to brighter then day break the oakleys with polarized ice iridium (Blue Mirror coating) come out.
     
  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

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  13. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I prefer these.[​IMG]
     
  14. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Oakleys don't stay on my face very well. The cable temples are pretty much all I can wear.
     
  15. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    They fit my head fine and they dont shake loose on me, and I've tried. I cant wear a full wrap lens/frame from oakley. I do have a marsoop floating strap for them when I'm on the water (same for my dive masks and loose no hair that way)

    Also look at The Rudy Project they make some very good eye wear (sunglasses, RX regular and sunglasses). They even make RX shooting glasses that I'm looking at for use at the range and on the truck.
     
  16. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I like those. A pair of those and a wife beater shirt and you're ready to roll down the street.
     
  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Would a Border Patrol uniform do? Then you can abuse anyone, no need to specialize. :)
     
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  18. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I wouldnt go that far, then again I wouldnt stoop to that level. With those on; its impossible to see through the mirror coating, but not out.
     

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