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Security Has an Eye on You Thanks to Biometric Passports

If you have a new US passport, you take information about your iris, earlobe, structure of your face, or the size of your eye sockets with you every time you cross a border. The new passports store biometric data on a chip, which can be used to authenticate identity.

NPR reports that officials believe the new documents mark a major advance for border security, especially as more countries adopt the "ePassports." So far about 70 countries issue them. Unfortunately, the current technology isn't perfect. Face recognition might miss a fake or accuse an innocent.

How do you feel about biometric passports?


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Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I don't like to think about it either but we are becoming a more policed and less private state. I fear for what my children may have to live with and never experience.
amybdk amybdk 8 years
I HATE this.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
I think its great. I can't wait until they incorporate the same thing for credit card use.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Very creepy
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 8 years
Very Star-Trekish.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
This is super creeeeeepy. And Symphonee, I try not to buy into stuff like that, but every time I hear about this type of crap, that's what is in my mind.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
Next, we'll have implanted chips that have all of our info on them. They will have bar code like scanners. We are moving steadily to the apocalypse.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Freaky. Very freaky.
stephley stephley 8 years
I think it's creepy and governments are putting a lot of faith in technology that isn't as good as its salespeople are.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
This is creepy.
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