ABCwatch

Tim Blair

Ombudsgod

New Criterion

 

 

Monday, February 09, 2004
 
IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL. They do all look the same.

Frequent flyers could soon be able to bypass customs officers and have their identity checked by face-scanning machines, despite some doubt over their reliability.

The system's ability to detect imposters became an issue in early demonstrations when two Japanese businessmen were let through after swapping passports.