Biometric polygraph next for airport security?
Source: - Posted by Eric Lubow   
Latest News Got something to hide? You may not want to reconsidering flying in the future. An Israeli company has come up with a biometric system for detecting emotional responses to a series of questions. The system, dubbed Cognito, uses polygraph-like techniques to detect when a passenger is worried during a series of questions. Within 5 minutes, the system makes a determination of whether the passenger should be further questioned by authorities, according to the company. "What we are looking for are patterns of behavior that indicate something all terrorists have: the fear of being caught," Shabtai Shoval, chief executive of biometric systems maker Suspect Detection Systems, told the Wall Street Journal in a Monday article.

The technology is more than a year old, but is getting renewed interest because of the latest threat to airline fliers from more than two dozens terrorists suspects that planned to blowup flights from the United Kingdom to the United States using liquid explosives. Many companies have looked to biometrics to help secure identities and recognize criminals, but the technology still has major problems when operating in real-life scenarios. The unproven nature of various biometric technologies has not stopped consumers from starting to use fingerprint identification at the checkout counter.

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