The Self-Checkout Security Checkpoint Passed its First Big Test

By Eric Rydin on at

Tiresome airport security lines may be a thing of the past as a new, self-managed security device successfully passed its real world debut at an Australia-Spain World Cup match in Curitiba, Brazil last month. The only folks not excited about the new security measure are die hard fans of the those teams.

While the machine successfully filtered out traditionally dangerous items from being brought into the match, it also identified FIFA's stranger and more obscure prohibited items such as flagpoles, vuvuzelas, large bags of flour, and toy kangaroos. Sad for the Aussies, but great for anyone who's tired of invasive airport search practices. You can read more about the machine's gentler touch here. [Wired]