Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tag: THE GOVERNMENT WANTS AIRLINES TO DELAY YOUR FLIGHT SO THEY CAN SCAN YOUR FACE

THE GOVERNMENT WANTS AIRLINES TO DELAY YOUR FLIGHT SO THEY CAN SCAN YOUR FACE

by Sam Biddle, The Intercept:

OMNIPRESENT FACIAL RECOGNITION has become a golden goose for law enforcement agencies around the world. In the United States, few are as eager as the Department of Homeland Security. American airports are currently being used as laboratories for a new tool that would automatically scan your face — and confirm your identity with U.S. Customs and Border Protection — as you prepare to board a flight, despite the near-unanimous objections from privacy advocates and civil libertarians, who call such scans invasive and pointless.

According to a new report on the Biometric Entry-Exit Program by DHS itself, we can add another objection: Your flight could be late.