Cheat-Seeking Missles

Friday, August 11, 2006

Those Stinkin' Terrorists

From a story about proposed increased use of data mining to thwart terror attacks:
Law enforcement and counter terrorism officials have studied a range of methods for pinpointing individually known terrorists in a crowd, such as "gait analysis" that distinguishes people by the way they walk. The field includes a wide range of biometric identifiers that can serve either to match individuals in crowds to known threats or to finger previously unknown terrorists from a distance. One senior official cited body odor as one of the more recent biometric identifiers.
Now that deodorants are banned at airports, this is going to get tricky ....

p.s.: If I'd had more time, I would have cropped out the beans. Gotta run!