Heathrow have recently begun trailing biometric screening which
bypassing long queues if they have their fingerprints, face and eyes biometrically [sic] scanned. I’m not sure about you, but to me this seems a bit too much like guilty until proved innocent.
I can understand the need for increased security at airports, but I’m beginning to think that having the government track our every single movement, from where we drive, to whenever our ID cards are scanned in and to when we fly, is completely unnecessary. There is just no need to track everyone, I’m sure British Intelligence has the necessary resources to track the most dangerous terrorists without them, so I don’t see how any of this could’ve prevented the recent terrorist attacks?
However, I do agree that something needs to be done about the current shame of a system in place at most airports. Just a month ago I was able to board an internal flight without any form of ID being checked, and using any random ticket I could’ve bought using a stolen credit card. What’s the point of having me go through a three hour frisking and prodding when you don’t even check my ID?
My point is, with all the money being spent on beefed up security, all it takes is one terror suspect to slip through the net due to someone’s carelessness, and it’s all gone to waste. We would all loose our time, money and civil liberties for nothing.