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As part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) border security mission, the agency is deploying new technologies to verify travelers’ identities – both when they arrive and when they leave the United States – by matching a traveler to the document they are presenting. CBP’s goal is to enhance national security and protect a traveler’s identity against theft through the use of biometrics. Biometric information (such as finger, face, or iris) measures a person’s unique physical characteristics. CBP incorporated fingerprints for biometric identification and verification in 2004, and is now testing facial and iris imaging capabilities to help improve travelers’ identity protection, the integrity of our immigration system, and our national security.
The number of Americans (32.6 million) that traveled to North American markets, Mexico and Canada, outnumbered those that traveled overseas (29 million) by a little more than 3 million.
originally posted by: TonyS
But here's my question maybe someone could help me with. The Marshall's conducted a retina scan...........to compare the results to WHAT?
I've never been retina scanned; I don't know anyone who has! I rather doubt any ATS'er knows anyone who has been subjected to a Retina scan.
originally posted by: 4N0M4LY
I read recently on InfoWars that the TSA have began starting Bio-metric scans of passengers and possible startup of a mass data collection effort for all americans and foreign visitors alike..
Not good. I'm surprised this was even legalized. No one even got a warning about this new tech being legaized.
That's one of the reasons why a growing number of schools are replacing traditional identification cards with iris scanners. By the fall, several schools -- ranging from elementary schools to colleges -- will be rolling out various iris scanning security methods. Winthrop University in South Carolina is testing out iris scanning technology during freshman orientation this summer. Students had their eyes scanned as they received their ID cards in June.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: TonyS
Perhaps the very first retina scan is the one which they will "compare" all future scans to?
You're right though, it seems kind of haphazard - you would think they would pilot the retina scan data collection when people get their passports or driver's licenses, and compare on-site Airport scans with these.