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With heightened security requirements since 9/11, airports have a major responsibility to distinguish and identify law-abiding travelers from wanted criminals and legitimate security threats. As millions of commuters, tourists, businessmen and women, and students fly across the globe everyday, security officials are faced with a daunting challenge. Modern security systems must be quick and efficient enough to be non-obtrusive, but powerful enough to sort through a huge database of records and images effectively to identify criminals – those on the “no fly” list – all while protecting privacy rights. With immigration continuing to be such a priority in the U.S. inbound international flights must be as secure as possible. In some ways, airport security has become the centerpiece of global security, whether in the U.S. or at international airpor... (more)