AST Digital Magazine July/August 2016 - Page 72

Volume 6 monitoring. CNN found that an email address linked to Long showed he was a member of a support group in an organization called Freedom from Covert Harassment and Surveillance, whose mission is to help those “Marginalized and abused by… Remote Brain experimentation, Remote Neural Monitoring of an entire Humans Body.” (Update: Baton Rouge Police Officers Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Garafola were fatally shot by a gunman outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge. Three other officers were injured.) Police had been on alert Since the shooting death of Sterling by Baton Rouge police, the department has worried about threats against officers. It has been an emotionally charged few days across the country because of the protests stemming from the Sterling shooting and the shooting by police of Philando Castile in Minnesota, plus the ambush on Dallas police officers in which a sniper killed five officers. “This is an unspeakable and unjustified attack on all of us at a time when we need unity and healing,” Edwards said Sunday in the hours after the Baton Rouge shooting. CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz, Evan Perez, Diane Ruggiero, Ashley Fantz, Sheena Jones, Don Lemon, Carma Hassan, Pamela Brown, Mary Lynn Ryan, Vivian Kuo and Nick Valencia contributed to this report. July-Aug 2016 Edition CBP Pilot Test Using Biometrics to Identify US Border Crossers By Mohammed Murad, vice president, global development and sales, Iris ID The US CPB administered the pilot, focusing on the more than 9,000 pedestrians crossing the border there daily, as a response to recommendations of the 9/11 Commission and Congressional mandates pushing for a reliable way to identify foreigners who have overstayed their visas U.S. officials have long wanted a reliable way to know the identities of thousands of foreigners entering and leaving the country daily. A solution for this difficult task may be found in a recent in-field pilot study at a busy Southern California border crossing. The six-month project used biometric technology to match entry and exit records of pedestrians at the Otay Mesa crossing near San Diego. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) administered the pilot, focusing on the more than 9,000 pedestrians crossing the border there daily. Close up view of the Iris ID iris-face recognition technology kiosk The in-field portion of the pr ڙX[Y[X^HY\\[H\X[]Y\و\\[XX[Xۚ][ۂ\[\\YHY[YH[H[ݚ[YY\X[[\ˈۘHH\]H\[H][X]Y8%X[ZH\HYX\8%[Y]X›X^HH[\YY]\ܙ\ܛ[][ۜ˂H\\H\ۜHX[Y[][ۜقHKLH[Z\[ۈ[ۙܙ\[ۘ[X[]\œ\[܈H[XXH^HY[YHܙZYۙ\̂