Mar 022011
 
 March 2, 2011  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance

Jaikumar Vijayan reports:

Documents obtained Tuesday by the Electronic Privacy Information Center suggest that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has signed contracts for the development of mobile and static systems that can be used scan pedestrians and people at rail and bus stations and special event venues — apparently at times without their knowledge.

The documents indicate that DHS moved to develop the technology as part of an effort to bolster the ability of law enforcement personnel to quickly detect concealed bombs and other explosives on individuals.

Read more on Computerworld.

Related:  Documents obtained by EPIC under FOIA.

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