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DHS rolls out "Hostile Intent" detector

Based on technology developed by scientists in the Netherlands, the American Department of Homeland Security is about to initiate a program that would automatically detect "hostile intent" in a person, even if they don't necessarily make their intent clear.

The system, focus of a Arts of Technology story, incorporates facial expressions and body language, along with speech patterns and other psychological cues to figure out what you're thinking. (The technology has other applications too, such as a mood-based Pong game.)

So far, DHS claims the system is rendering a near-90 percent success rating, which is impressive considering the technology. But what would a 10 percent failure rate mean for airport travelers? Hope you weren't thinking about your ex as you walked through that security terminal.

Our collective headache just got a little worse.

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