Brain Scanning May Be Used In EU Security Checks

An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from the Guardian: “Distinctive brain patterns could become the latest subject of biometric scanning after EU researchers successfully tested technology to verify identities for security checks. The experiments, which also examined the potential of heart rhythms to authenticate individuals, were conducted under an EU-funded inquiry into biometric systems that could be deployed at airports, borders and in sensitive locations to screen out terrorist suspects.” The same article says that “The Home Office, meanwhile, has confirmed rapid expansion plans of automated facial recognition gates: 10 will be operating at major UK airports by August.” I wonder what Bruce Schneier would have to say about such elaborate measures.

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