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Security man detained by security

MPF 2006 A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum
Wed Oct 11 2006, 18:47
DEEPLY IN THE 'you can't make this stuff up' category comes word that a presenter at MPF won't make it today.

The presenter from Optosecurity, a Canadian company that uses massive computer power to identify things like disassembled weapons in your luggage won't be here because he was detained by security.

From what we are told they detected explosive traces on him at the airport, imagine that, someone who works with such things has a residue on him. The last anyone heard of him, he was still being detained, status unknown.

It looks like the Department of Homeland Security is locking up the very people who make the tools for them.

In the long run, I can see this hampering people from bringing technology to bear in that sector. Then again, if your boss is annoying and will be attending a conference, what better than a body cavity search to get him back for that last evaluation? It will only take 14 lines of code to recognize him. µ


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