DHS testing bioscanners to weed out terrorists

09/19/2008 | USA Today

The Department of Homeland Security is developing technology to spot potential terrorists by measuring body temperature, pulse and breathing patterns for signs of anxiety. "We're picking up things with sensors that can't necessarily be detected by the human eye," said Jennifer Martin, a consultant working with DHS on its so-called Future Attribute Screening Technology, or FAST. But critics contend the technology amounts to a "medical exam" that is "substantially more invasive" than any airport screening techniques currently in use.

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