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IPFS News Link • Transportation Security Agengy/TSA

TSA now wants to scan your face at security. Here are your rights.

• by Geoffrey Fowler

The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly testing controversial facial recognition technology for passenger screening at 16 major domestic airports — from Washington to Los Angeles — and hopes to expand it across the United States as soon as next year. Kiosks with cameras are doing a job that used to be completed by humans: checking the photos on travelers' IDs to make sure they're not impostors.

The TSA says facial recognition, which has been banned by cities such as San Francisco, helps improve security and possibly also efficiency. But it's also bringing an unproven tech, with civil rights ramifications we still just don't understand, to one of the most stressful parts of travel.

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Comment by Jeff Smathers (89138)
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I told a guy in San Francisco about a new banking technology that uses Retinal scans to verify banking transactions.... he was later disappointed to find out he misunderstood and thought I said Rectal scans.....