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Parents are up in arms in Polk County, Florida, because their children were subject to an iris scan without getting acceptable parental permission. The iris scans are part of a new security program being put in place in an elementary school, grade school and high school by Stanley Convergent Security Systems, reports Reuters’ Mike Blake.
Daniel Jenkins Academy, Bephune Academy and Davenport School of the Arts parents received a letter in the mail informing them of the new EyeSwipe-Nano Program. The letter stated that if parents would prefer their child not be a part of the program they should contact the child’s principal.
Originally posted by rickymouse
I don't understand how retina scanning works myself, my eyes seem to change looks just by what I eat. I have been observing how different foods effect the looks of my eyes. Certain foods change their looks if I eat them for any amount of time. Iodine and magnesium make them more reflective. Copper easily clouds the eye and makes them look flat looking and more hazel than green..
Originally posted by FlyersFan
- After the parents found out, a lot were upset. So SUPPOSEDLY the iris scan program has been stopped and the information taken from the children has been destroyed.
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
Biometric security is very good and hard to bypass. It would certainly be great for school security.
And of course the other thing is, if your child has a facebook everyone has a picture of their retina already.
A retinal scan, commonly confused with the more appropriately named "iris scanner", is a biometric technique that uses the unique patterns on a person's retina to identify them. It is not to be confused with another ocular-based technology, iris recognition. The biometric use of this scan is used to examine the pattern of blood vessels at the back of the eye.
A biometric identifier known as a retinal scan is used to map the unique patterns of a person's retina. The blood vessels within the retina absorb light more readily than the surrounding tissue and are easily identified with appropriate lighting. A retinal scan is performed by casting an unperceived beam of low-energy infrared light into a person’s eye as they look through the scanner's eyepiece. This beam of light traces a standardized path on the retina. Because retinal blood vessels are more absorbent of this light than the rest of the eye, the amount of reflection varies during the scan. The pattern of variations is converted to computer code and stored in a database
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by PhoenixOD
I imagine that you will be very willing to give away your new born baby to be DNA swapped while an Rchip is implanted on their forehead as soon the head is out of the womb.
all in the name of for the good of society and security.
Originally posted by Magister
Finger prints, dna, retinal scans. Next thing will be anal probing!