That Australia is now a rogue state is widely know, but new are the Nazi style border "security" measures that would make even Mengele mouth water. Hence a
Travel alert for AustraliaEarlier this year I visited Australia and when I was actually LEAVING the country, I was suddenly grabbed at the airport, thrown in a cage, locked up and then I felt all sorts of strange sensations in my body, like a weird tingling. I started to scream that I wanted to be let out and after a few minutes the door was finally opened and the "security" officer said that this was "facial recognition technology".
Now I did a search on this and nowhere does it say that it is an invasive technology that can actually be felt. On the contrary, there are a lot of warnings around this technology that it can be done without you even knowing!
This was the official reaction I got (after about fifteen emails or so):
"I can confirm that the Australian Border Force uses facial recognition technology and, at the time of your departure, Brisbane Airport was trialing this technology in an outwards SmartGate. The SmartGates have since been rolled out at all Australian International Airports enabling departing travelers to self-process through outwards passport control."
In order words: it is some dark experiment that has no justification and of which the health effects have probably not even been researched. I did not give permission to participate in this experiment and also have demanded that my data be removed from their files.
Needless to say, I have not been successful in this and I am also still waiting for an apology for this rude behavior, that in my view (due to it's invasive nature) equals rape.
If you do not need to go to Australia, my advice would be: don't. It's not worth it.