[Infographic] Where Biometrics Meets the Border
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Biometric identification isn't new, neither are border management initiatives like body scanners, but the September 11, 2001 attacks did change people's attitudes toward the application of these measures in three ways. First, the event dramatically lowered the general public's resistance to technology previously viewed as invasive. Second, biometric identification was given a legislative green light, and third, the imperative to create standards and new technologies paved the way for a massive infusion of government funding. But before 9/11, biometric technologies had been used for identification for centuries. Here’s just a short history of how biometrics and various other border security measures have been used as a tool for identification and protection.