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'Unjustified and Unnecessary': DHS Could Use Facial Recognition on 97% of Departing Airline Passengers

'Unjustified and Unnecessary': DHS Could Use Facial Recognition on 97% of Departing Airline Passengers

Jake Johnson, staff writer

The Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that it expects to be able to use facial recognition technology to scan 97 percent of departing airline passengers within the next four years.

The department's facial recognition program, officially titled "Biometric Exit," is run by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a branch of DHS.

Here’s yet another good reason to boycott air travel. The notion of privacy is SO-O-O 18th century.

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Maybe it’s just me, but, wouldn’t it be smarter to implement facial recognition on those arriving?

Duh!

As you may be hinting at, is John Q. Public the intended data bare, or are we identifying bad guys?
Maybe the NRA had nothing to fear all along. It looks like guns will be one of the last things our police state take away from us.

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