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CBP wants more drones, but lawmakers want more details about their use

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wants to have a fleet of twenty-four drones to patrol the northern and southern borders of the United States, but Congress has yet to appropriate funding beyond the first ten drones; so far in 2012, drones have been credited with leading to more arrests and drug seizures than ever before, but their contribution is still small

U.K. political activist enters U.S. using a friend’s passport

Stephen Lennon, the 30-year old leader of the English Defense League, a street protest group active in organizing demonstrations against what group members regard as the growing influence of Islam in British life, was sentenced to ten months in jail for using a friend’s passport to enter the United States

Portable X-ray source offers a mobile smuggling detection tool

Share on linkedin . The hand-held scanners, or tricorders, of the Star Trek movies and television series are one step closer to reality now that a engineers have invented a compact source of X-rays and other forms of radiation; the radiation source, which is the size of a stick of gum, could be used to create inexpensive and portable X-ray scanners for use by doctors, as well as to fight terrorism and smuggling and aid exploration on this planet and others

Frontiers - Interactive game

3D online multiplayer game produced by Gold Extra

Research on Face Biometrics and Trust - Brown Eyes more trustworthy?

Abstract We tested whether eye color influences perception of trustworthiness. Facial photographs of 40 female and 40 male students were rated for perceived trustworthiness. Eye color had a significant effect, the brown-eyed faces being perceived as more trustworthy than the blue-eyed ones. Geometric morphometrics, however, revealed significant correlations between eye color and face shape. Thus, face shape likewise had a significant effect on perceived trustworthiness but only for male faces, the effect for female faces not being significant.

FP7 Security Call 2013: Deadline 22 November!

Identifier: FP7-SEC-2013-1 Publication Date: 10 July 2012 Budget: € 299 332 000 Deadline: 22 November 2012 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time) OJ Reference: OJ C202 of 10 July 2012 Specific Programme(s): COOPERATION Theme(s): Security

Faster data analysis on tactical handheld devices

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced a new program to optimize tactical handheld technology for quick decision-making in the field; the Exchange of Actionable Information at the Tactical Edge (EAITE) program, designed to sift through data from multiple sources for faster analysis

Border Patrol relies in obsolescent surveillance gear

Share on linkedin . An Obama administration plan to update equipment the Border Patrol is using did not materialize, and now officials are concerned about outdated equipment putting the lives of agents in danger; the sensors now in use were originally said to be able to put Border Patrol agents in position to capture 90 percent of border invaders, but the DHS inspector general determined that just 4 percent of the alarms were confirmed cases of smugglers and border crossers; 34 percent were false alarms, and 62 percent were undetermined

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