Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Coming Soon to an Airport Near You by Wendy McElroy

They call it "pre-crime detection." FAST: Future Attribute Screening Technology.

On July 5, a headline in the bioethical news source BioEdge declared, “‘Pre-crime’ terrorist detector field tested in US.” BioEdge explained that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finished initial testing of Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST), which is “designed to spot people who intend to commit a terrorist act.” According to DHS documents, however, FAST targets a far broader range of people, from “individuals planning to cause a disturbance or use false documents to individuals who are planning an assassination or terrorist attack.
Coming Soon to an Airport Near You by Wendy McElroy

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