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To Spot a Liar, Look for These 6 Clues

New computer software far outperforms humans

(Newser) - Poker players have been saying, and even living and dying by it, for years: Everyone has a tell. Whether we're lying or telling the truth, most of us reveal ourselves through the tiniest physical and verbal clues, and new lie-detecting software developed at the University of Michigan analyzes these... More »

Lie Detector for Tweets? Researchers Working on It

'Pheme' aims to weed out deception online

(Newser) - European researchers say they're developing a system that can sniff out lies on Twitter, Facebook, and all manner of social media, reports the BBC . The goal of Pheme is to keep false rumors from gaining traction, and researchers say they can do so by analyzing where the tweets and... More »

UK Plots World's 'Toughest' Approach to Sex Offenders

New legislation due to be approved would make worst offenders take polygraphs

(Newser) - Serious sex offenders in the UK will soon be forced to take routine lie detector tests after being released from prison, Sky News reports. The new legislation is expected to be approved shortly and implemented next year. Though the polygraph test results won't be admissible in court, officials expect... More »

Police Chief Uses Polygraph to Spot Racists

He's trying to keep them off the force using lie detector test

(Newser) - A police chief hired to rebuild a tiny Tennessee department dismantled by scandal is using a lie-detector test to keep racists off his force. Coopertown Police Chief Shane Sullivan took over the department in November, becoming the 11th chief in as many years. He was hired on the heels of... More »

Troy Davis: I Want to Take a Polygraph Test

In effort to save him, Georgia Democrats urge prison strike

(Newser) - Troy Davis is hours from death, but he’s not giving up. The Georgia death row inmate, who claims he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989, wants to take a polygraph test. "Mr. Davis believes he is innocent and he wants to show it,"... More »

New Camera System Knows When You're Lying

Works two-thirds of the time, say British researchers

(Newser) - A new camera system can reportedly read lies right off our faces. Scientists in Britain have combined video, thermal imaging, and algorithms to scan faces for signs of lies, the BBC reports. The system gets it right about two-thirds of the time, say its makers. The researchers worked with Britain’... More »

South Korean Soccer Players Face Lie Detectors

League cracking down on game-fixing and corruption

(Newser) - Roger Clemens should be glad he never played professional soccer in South Korea. The K-League, which is battling a widespread game-fixing scandal, has announced plans to give lie detector tests to its players, reports Metro . The league will also double players' minimum wage and introduce a new pension scheme to... More »

New Russian ATMs Can Spot Liars

System will eliminate need to interact with a person to get a credit card

(Newser) - Russia’s state-owned Sberbank is about to roll out ATMs with such ridiculously strong security features that customers will be able to get a new credit card without actually speaking to a human. The machines will have the ability to read fingerprints, scan passports, and take 3D images of a... More »

Lie-Detecting Brain Scan May Debut in Court

Lawyer hopes to have it admitted into evidence

(Newser) - Who needs Perry Mason when we've got neuroscience? A Brooklyn attorney wants to prove someone is telling the truth by introducing a scan of her brain activity into evidence this week, reports Wired . It would be a legal first and could open the door to more such evidence being used... More »

Drew Peterson Wants to Lie Test on TV

First question: Are you a wife-murdering psychopath?

(Newser) - After repeatedly refusing requests from the family of his missing wife that he submit to a polygraph test, suspect Drew Peterson is now requesting to do so on national television. Representatives for the former Chicago-area policeman—whose wife, Stacy, has been missing since October and is presumed dead—have been... More »

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