TSA gone wrong
Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 10:30 GMT, 16 November 2010 Passengers will have their eyes scanned as soon as they check in as part of a new trial a major UK airport. High-tech machines that can recognise an individual's iris as they walk around will be installed at Manchester Airport at check in during the government-backed pilot. The technology has the potential to overhaul security and customs, with airport bosses hoping it could help in the fight against terrorism. The biometrics system undergoes testing at Manchester Airport.
Lawmakers are expected to grill the head of TSA on Tuesday over increased security measures at U.S. airports that have sparked public fury. John Pistole, the head of the Transportation Security Administration, is expected to be hit with questions about new pat-down techniques that air passengers have complained are invasive. He is scheduled to testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee about air-cargo security measures put in place since an attempted terrorist attack from Yemen. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended the new search methods on Monday, telling reporters they are necessary to ensure the public’s safety.