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Government Using ‘Brain Scans’ on Terrorists?

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Posted on Jun 30, 2006

The ACLU has filed Freedom of Information Act requests to get details on the possible use of “brain scanning” technology during terrorist interrogations by the U.S. government.


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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed Freedom of Information Act requests to get details on the possible use of “brain scanning” technology during terrorist interrogations by the U.S. government.

In a press release, the group alleges that the most likely technology to be used ? functional magnetic resonance imaging ? produces real-time images of the subject’s brain during questioning, including images and sound.

The group goes on to say that two companies are already marketing their “lie detector” services to the federal government beginning this summer, despite the ACLU’s assertion that experts don’t believe the technology is reliable.

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By Pragmatique, July 1, 2006 at 9:23 am Link to this comment
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Brain scan technology, what a great developement.

That’s exactly what we need to screen political candidates before they ever have a chance of being elected. Think of the misery that will be avoided if first off we’re able to know difinitivly that our potential leader even has a brain.

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