By Kaiden Waldram, Marketing —
Passports and Terrorism
It was recently reported that a man living in the Bronx was caught and convicted of attempting to facilitate an act of international terrorism. Sajmir Alimehmeti attempted to get a new passport once his had expired so that he could travel to the Middle East without any issues. Alimehmeti was an avid supporter of the terrorist group ISIS and had been caught several times attempting to enter other countries with weapons and other ISIS items.
A Hard Issue to Tackle
Terrorism is a huge concern for the United States as well as other countries around the globe. It seems that it is becoming more and more common to hear of terrorist acts that can cause detrimental damage to nations and societies.
Governments have been trying to track down any supporters of terrorist acts, especially those who support ISIS, but it is a difficult process. There is only so much investigation that can be done before it is considered a violation of privacy.
Technology to Combat Terrorism
A company called Converus® has a goal to help diminish the threat of terrorism. Converus creates products that promote honesty and integrity. One of these products is called EyeDetect®. This product can determine if someone is lying based upon their eye dilations and responses to questions on a computer. EyeDetect® could be used when people apply for passports to determine if they have ever been affiliated with a terrorist organization. Implementing EyeDetect® is a step forward in preventing terrorism.