Thursday, February 8, 2001

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  • New Technology Hones in On Privacy

    Super Bowl fans never knew it, but police video cameras focused on their faces, one by one, as they streamed throughthe turnstiles in Tampa, Florida. Cables instantly carried the biometric images to computers, which spent less than asecond comparing them with thousands of digital portraits of known criminals and suspected terrorists.

  • Edward Said On Palestinian Politics and the Search for Justice

    Only two days after Ariel Sharon decisively won the Israeli election for Prime Minister, he rejected a Palestiniancall to pick up the peace process where talks left off. Zalman Shoval, one of his advisers said "Everything that wasspoken about or said ... is not binding on Israel or any government."

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