Monday, 29 September 2008

It's April In September

Via The Broadsheet Rag

Seriously, I know it's the last week of September not the first week of April, but this has to be a wind-up.

The Department of Homeland Security is testing a type of body scanner that seeks out invisible clues that a person might be harbouring criminal intent, such as raised body temperature, pulse and breathing rate.

'MALINTENT' will supposedly speed up security checks in airports, with the ability to distingush a passenger in a rush from someone with "hostile intent". Sounds promising, right? But how are they able to test this system? They claim 78% accuracy in detection of 'mal-intent'...
Some of the volunteers were told to act suspiciously as they walked past the FAST sensors.
Hahahahahaha. Oh dear.

2 comments:

richard allan said...

Priceless.

JuliaM said...

They could have just used it at the House of Commons, for a real test...