July 20, 2002
Facial Flounders in Boston

The Register has a good article on the failings of the US's latest and greatest attempts to eliminate freedom^w"terra" from the world at large... facial recognition at the Boston airport. My dear American readers, please pardon my sarcasm, but there's only so much that one can do with no results before people start to become exasperated.

IIRC a similar scheme involving using thumbprints to buy groceries (MIT? something like that... anyone got a link?).... this can be foiled 95% of the time I'm told, with about $5 worth of easy to obtain materials, used to create a gummy "fake" thumbprint.

Posted by Arcterex at July 20, 2002 10:41 PM