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DHS Will Use Facial Recognition on 97 Percent of Departing Airport Passengers in the Next 4 Years

Privacy concerns? Civil liberty questions? Sure, those issues are very important. But they’re not stopping facial recognition technology, and the companies making it, from going mainstream.

The latest example is the Department of Homeland Security’s report this week that it will be using facial recognition technology to identify approximately 97 percent of airport passengers departing the country. The system/ which is already being used in 15 U.S. airports, will photograph departing passengers and store images in a database that will then compare and cross-reference their details to passports, immigration forms, and, I’m sure, do-not-fly lists…

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