Officials who apparently thwarted an alleged terror plot against Europe used voiceprinting technology to catch several suspects.
The British Government Communications Headquarters, which snoops on criminal suspects and works with MI6 spies, used voice identification technology to help uncover the plot, AP says. Several of the voices were recorded along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
The Osama tapes highlight a technical challenge: verifying the voice of the enemy.
By Jessica Snyder Sachs
Posted 02.24.2003 at 9:08 pm 0 Comments
Last November's split verdict on the Osama bin Laden tape was more than another disagreement between the United States and Europeans over the al Qaeda threat. It was a salvo in a war that is heating up over the future of forensic voice analysis, or voiceprinting.
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