No Silver Bullet for Terrorist Tracking

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 02, 2010

Every time a terrorist event or attempt happens, numerous vendors flood the market with claims that they can solve or prevent them. Preventing is pretty much an impossibility for video surveillance or analytic solutions. There is simply not enough unique characteristics of terrorists for a video system to detect prior to an explosion.

For this week's NYC terrorist attempt, review a surveillance video of the suspect below:

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********: **** ********** ******* *** * ********** **** ** ** believe ***** **** ************* ********* ******. ** ***** ******* ** all *** ***** ** ********* *****. *******, ** ***** **** provide **** ******* ** ******** (*** ***** ***** ***** * good *******).

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