High-Tech Border Checks Blow Spies’ Cover

Author: Susan Good


In “the old days,” as one put it — that would be before 9/11 — deep-cover CIA operatives could use and discard false passports like hand wipes.

Now the increasing deployment of iris scanners and biometric passports at worldwide airports, hotels and business headquarters, designed to catch terrorists and criminals, is even compromising CIA spies’ ability to travel under false identities.

More on this story at WIRED.