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News Extended US airport security measures

  1. Apr 2, 2004 #1


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    Now people visiting the US from the following countries will also be fingerprinted and photographed by Sept 30 2004:

    Supposedly you should have your biometric record incorporated in your passport, but countries have been unable to reach the deadline so for now the screenings will take place at the airport.

    But.. what are they going to do with all this data? When you give your electronic fingerprint, will within a fraction of a second a red flag show up with a criminal record?
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  3. Apr 2, 2004 #2
    I hope so. The fewer criminals that enter the US the better.
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