Re: NY Times article on biometrics and border control

2005-08-11 Thread Stefan Kelm
 Hurdles for High-Tech Efforts to Track Who Crosses Borders
 By ERIC LIPTON
 The government's effort to collect biometric data to track foreigners
 visiting the U.S. has fallen far short of its goals.

Well, this article is somewhat blurry. They start by
Hoping to block the entry of criminals and terrorists
whereas even immigration officers agree that that's not
one of their goals.

Fortunately, they then cite some politician:

When it's all in place, there's still no real additional
security or at least it's of marginal value which is, as
we all know, correct.

BTW, on some airports DHS does indeed take one's fingerprint
and photos when leaving the country. They currently do so
at Baltimore for example.

What worries me is that all the information collected
can be, and will be, misused eventually.

What worries me even more is that the europeans now
feel under pressure and happily will introduce the
very same crap.

Cheers,

Stefan.
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NY Times article on biometrics and border control

2005-08-10 Thread Perry E. Metzger


Thought this would be of some interest. Unfortunately, the article
will not be visible after a few days, thanks to the NY Times'
policies, and can only be viewed if you register. :(


WASHINGTON | August 10, 2005
Hurdles for High-Tech Efforts to Track Who Crosses Borders
By ERIC LIPTON
The government's effort to collect biometric data to track foreigners
visiting the U.S. has fallen far short of its goals.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/10/politics/10biometrics.html

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Re: NY Times article on biometrics and border control

2005-08-10 Thread Adam Fields
On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 01:24:07PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
 
 
 Thought this would be of some interest. Unfortunately, the article
 will not be visible after a few days, thanks to the NY Times'
 policies, and can only be viewed if you register. :(
 
 
 WASHINGTON | August 10, 2005
 Hurdles for High-Tech Efforts to Track Who Crosses Borders
 By ERIC LIPTON
 The government's effort to collect biometric data to track foreigners
 visiting the U.S. has fallen far short of its goals.
 
 http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/10/politics/10biometrics.html

This link will continue to work:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/10/politics/10biometrics.html?ex=1281326400en=42aa99a66a58b368ei=5090partner=rssuserlandemc=rss

(From the NYT link generator: http://nytimes.blogspace.com/genlink )

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