aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Do the eyes have it?

The New York Times reports that “The New York Police Department has begun photographing the irises of people who are arrested in an effort to prevent escapes as suspects move through the court system... With the new system, the authorities are using a hand-held scanning device that can check a prisoner’s identity in seconds when the suspect is presented in court.”

It sound very science-fictiony. You can read more about the technique - and why it’s not considered as intrusive as retinals cans - here.

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