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Look into my eyes! Big Joke aims to keep the criminals out of Thailand with iris technology

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Look into my eyes! Big Joke aims to keep the criminals out of Thailand with iris technology

 

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Thailand's chief of immigration has told the media that a system using iris recognition would be installed by the middle of next year. 

 

The Thai police have been looking at the latest technology from Finland and plan to have a private company install the system, reported Channel 7 news. 

 

Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparn said that the system would be faster and more efficient than other methods of inspecting arrivals. 

 

He spoke of millions of people crossing Thailand's land borders using border passes.

 

Criminals were taking advantage of this to enter Thailand illegally and commit crime. 

 

Source: Channel 7

 
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More posturing. I imagine someone had top explain what an iris is to this guy. He's an opportunist on the make, and after shaking hands with him one should always count to see how many fingers he hasn't stolen.

 

 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Look into my eyes! Big Joke aims to keep the criminals out of Thailand with iris technology

 

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beginning to visualise the one and only positive to ever having a glass eye!

 - to pop it out for the Immigration desk test!!   image.jpeg.c5ae62fe2a3af20a771ae04a82ff74f5.jpeg

 

 

 

and then... ah am outta here!!! 

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Since when has there been an international database of irises, large enough to be considered as a reliable tool for spotting criminals?

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12 minutes ago, samjaidee said:

Since when has there been an international database of irises, large enough to be considered as a reliable tool for spotting criminals? 

There is not.

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Oh, this means the queues at migration will be even longer, it boggles the mind why they need almost two minutes just to process a single person.

 

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From Finland? Never heard.. probably some startup. The passport biometric data does not have retina scans so what would they even be comparing against. 

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Sharjah (in the UAE) has been using this tech since the early 2000s (or before). Oddly enough though, it wasn't being used in the other Emirates (at least not up until 2014). 

As mentioned, this will be pretty much useless unless it is connected to a master database. Not sure if Interpol (or anyone else) has that though. 

Before Thailand worries about such tech, it should do 2 things.
1) Get their own Immigration system working on the same page, following the same instructions in the same manner and having a National database available for every border crossing/point of entry.

2) Take note of which other countries (if any besides the Sharjah Emirate) are also using this tech and how well it is doing.

Otherwise they are going to end up with another GT200 Bomb Detector scandal (which was made worse by people defending the thing even after it was shown to be a total fraud).

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This technology could be used to authenticate Thai citizens. It could also be used for 1 year visa holders, especially retirees and foreigners married to Thais. When a person gets a 1 year visa, they usually need to report to immigration every 90 days, or leave the country and re-enter. Upon issuing the visa, or extension, take an iris scan. If the person leaves, enters or re-enters they use the iris scan lane, insert passport into machine, take iris scan, print receipt - done in 10 seconds, if no issues. Could also be used for 90 reports. It would save lots of time for millions of travelers and free-up lots IO staff for other activities. Just got to make sure the system is robust, reliable, and safe to eliminate down time.

 

It is a very smart idea!

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1 hour ago, Kerryd said:

Otherwise they are going to end up with another GT200 Bomb Detector scandal (which was made worse by people defending the thing even after it was shown to be a total fraud).

 

Don’t forget that the generals made money on the GT200....and that's all that matters.

 

They knew beforehand the GT200 was bogus, but bought the product anyway to earn their ‘commissions’. Even when the scandal resurfaced later, none of the generals were held responsible. They just hung sole blame on the scapegoat manager of AVIA Satcom Co. who they convicted of fraud. Fraud that should have been shared by all involved.

 

So this is a relatively standard and fairly simple scam that's proven to work…who can say they won’t do it again?

 

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The database is one I am sure they will create. One has to start somewhere. Scan the irises of deportees in process and criminals and go from there.

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Rejecting people with tattoos could be a low cost alternative.

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What a showboating grandstander....try and end the lawlessness amongst your fellow thais first

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