13 steps to keeping the London Olympics safe

Snipers, speedboats, and a military force larger than that in Afghanistan. 2012 game-goers face some tight security.

To speed entry at 11 different airports, passengers holding a U.K. or EU password with a special chip will be able to pass through automated electronic border gates. Facial-recognition software will then compare the person's mug with an image on file.

By Andrew Rosenblum, contributor @FortuneMagazine - Last updated May 30 2012: 1:45 PM ET
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