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Homeland Security’s New Molecular Scanner

Still fretting about privacy? Don’t worry, it will soon be over. Big
Brother will know everything about you with this new molecular scanner
that sounds like it’s straight out of Star Trek:

Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage
with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters)
away. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you
had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body—agents
will be able to get any information they want without even touching
you.

And without you knowing it.

The technology is so incredibly effective that, in November 2011,
its inventors were subcontracted
by In-Q-Tel
to work with the US Department of Homeland Security.
In-Q-Tel is a company founded "in
February 1999 by a group of private citizens
at the request of the
Director of the CIA and with the support of the U.S. Congress."
According to In-Q-Tel, they are the bridge between the Agency and new
technology companies.

Gizmodo has the details: Link 


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