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Airport Surveillance ARMOR from USC

Los Angeles International Airport now has a brand new weapon in its anti-terror arsenal. Developed by computer scientists at the University of Southern California, it utilizes complete, baffling randomness. Targeting plotters of terrorism as they are casing the airport, this new software program, ARMOR, renders the placement of security checkpoints totally unpredictable. How? By pushing a button labeled “Randomize,” airport security officials can cast a digital cloak of invisibility over where they place officers’ antiterror checkpoints on any given day. (From MSNBC)


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