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Biometrics Face Maritime Challenge

Posted November 23, 2007 5:44 AM

It's amazing how quickly technology becomes law. In Albany, New York, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) program mandates new biometric ID cards, initially required for 500 transportation workers, at a cost of $132.50 apiece. The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) includes a background check, fingerprint and iris scans. There may be a several year delay in scheduling implementation, however, as a maritime environment poses technical challenges for biometric readers. The U.S. Coast Guard, responsible for enforcing TWIC, has yet to fully work out the policy details of exactly how these new biometrics will be used for up to 1.5 million workers nationwide. Why is wireless security moving so slowly?

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11/24/2007 6:13 PM

Wow!! Your government at work. They may make you safer, but at what cost to liberty and privacy.

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12/03/2007 11:05 AM

Everywhere I turn I see how terrorism is working. The threat alone is crippling us by our own doing. It's like a virus injected into an organism that causes the organism to shut down its functions in attempt to 'protect' itself. If cranking down 'homeland security' is our answer to Jihad bis Saif terroristic attacks, it looks to me like their plans are working wonderfully.

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Re: Biometrics Face Maritime Challenge

08/12/2009 10:30 AM

hey very Interesting one...

nd Ya... ur government realy care 4 you..

now a days security became a critical issue.. and Biometrics are one of the key solution.I have gone through 1 very interesting website... http://facerecognitionsolution.com That may useful to you..

by d way,
keep blogging

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