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Drew Richardson, RIP

It is with deep sadness that we report that retired FBI scientist and supervisory special agent Dr. Drew C. Richardson, who has for many years been a friend and mentor to AntiPolygraph.org’s co-founders, was killed in a tragic accident at his home in Greenville, Virginia on Thursday, 21 July 2016. He was 65 years old. …

Customs and Border Protection Internal Affairs Subject of Scathing DHS Privacy Report

AntiPolygraph.org has received a previously unpublished report of investigation (934 kb PDF) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office into an information-sharing program operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Internal Affairs (CBP IA), headed by CBP Assistant Commissioner James F. Tomsheck.1 The report, by DHS Chief Privacy Officer Mary …

Sam Harris on True Lie Detection

Neuroscientist Sam Harris answers the Edge Foundation’s annual question for 2009, “What game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?” with a commentary titled “True Lie Detection.” Excerpt: When evaluating the social cost of deception, one must consider all of the misdeeds — marital infidelities, Ponzi schemes, premeditated murders, terrorist atrocities, …

“Non-Invasive Polygraph Technology Based on Optical Analysis”

Optics.org reports on a recent patent application in its “Patent Highlights” feature: Title: Non-invasive polygraph technology based on optical analysisApplicant: Defense Group, USInternational application number: WO 03/057003Infrared laser pulses could soon be used to determine whether someone is telling the truth or is under stress. In patent application WO 03/057003, US firm Defense Group describes …

“Intuitive People Worse at Detecting Lies”

Emma Young reports for the NewScientist.com news service. Excerpt: People who think of themselves as being intuitive make worse lie detectors than those who do not trust in a “gut instinct”, according to new research. “People generally aren’t very good at detecting lies – accuracy is between 45 and 65 per cent,” says Paul Seager …