News tagged with body scanner

Knobbly knees in competition with fingerprints

Forget digital fingerprints, iris recognition and voice identification, the next big thing in biometrics could be your knobbly knees. Just as a fingerprints and other body parts are unique to us as individuals and so can ...

Jan 23, 2013
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Concerns raised about airline boarding pass barcodes

(Phys.org)—Boarding passes for travel on airlines in the US (and many other countries) now include barcodes, but an aviation security researcher has now learned that these barcodes can be read by readily ...

Oct 26, 2012 report
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Body scanner takes tailoring to the masses

Can a tailored suit help clinch that tricky deal at work? Get the girl? Or simply put a spring in your step? Absolutely, if you believe a year-old Paris firm that is using a 3D body scanner to bring made-to-measure to the ...

Jul 01, 2012
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EU adopts guidelines on airport body scanners

(AP) -- The European Union adopted new guidelines Monday on using body scanners at airports, hoping to address the privacy concerns that have delayed their implementation across the continent.

Nov 14, 2011
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New camera makes seeing the 'invisible' possible

(PhysOrg.com) -- The science similar to the type used in airport body scanners could soon be used to detect everything from defects in aerospace vehicles or concrete bridges to skin cancer, thanks to researchers ...

Mar 03, 2011
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Senate: Punish misusers of body scanner images

(AP) -- Misusing body scanner images would become a federal crime punishable by up to a year in prison under a proposal approved Tuesday by the Senate, an attempt by lawmakers to address concerns raised by some travelers.

Feb 15, 2011
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Gov't says full-body scanners at airports are safe

(AP) -- They look a little like giant refrigerators and pack a radiation dose big enough to peer through clothing for bombs or weapons, yet too minuscule to be harmful, federal officials insist. As the government ...

Nov 18, 2010
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