26 Nov 2018

CBP’s Facial Biometrics Program Has Caught 26 Alleged Imposters

Custom’s and Border Protection officials have reported 26 cases of facial biometrics technology catching imposters from entering the country since its rollout this summer. The technology compares the passport photo of the traveler with facial recognition technology on-site, and identifies individuals that do not match and require closer investigation or

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19 Oct 2018

TSA Expands Facial Recognition to Automate Bag Drop, ID Verification, and Flight Boarding

“The TSA released its proposal to expand facial recognition on Monday. Its ‘Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience’ is an effort to increase security, travel efficiency, and convenience. According to the TSA, the plan is rooted in working with the CBP agency using biometrics on international travelers;

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10 Sep 2018

Dulles Airport Surprises Passengers with Facial-Recognition Boarding

In yet another application of facial technology in airports, technology currently in testing phases across over a dozen airports across the U.S., Dulles Airport outside of Washington DC is testing facial recognition on boarding processes. The technology eliminates the need for paper ticket copies and reduces boarding time by up

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30 Aug 2018

UK cops used facial recognition at show, found someone with outstanding warrant

“According to new reporting by WalesOnline, police in South Wales scanned the faces of more than 44,000 people at the ‘Biggest Weekend’ event in Swansea earlier this year—and of those, there were only 10 false positives. That’s a significant improvement over a similar trial run at a 2017 soccer championship

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24 Aug 2018

DC Airport First In Nation to Catch Suspected Imposter Using Facial Biometrics

Three days into operation, the facial recognition program at Dulles Airport outside of Washington DC has led to the first arrest of an individual attempting to enter the country on another individual’s passport. According to a CBP field office director, “the new facial recognition technology virtually eliminates the ability for

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16 Aug 2018

CBP Rolls Out Facial Recognition at Silicon Valley Airport

While a number of airports already use facial recognition technology on departing travelers, Silicon Valley’s SJC airport will be the first in the U.S. to roll out facial recognition technology for incoming passengers. The new system will reportedly reduce the processing of foreign nationals by over 85%. The flow of international

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19 Jul 2018

Microsoft wants the government to regulate facial recognition technology

Microsoft’s President compared facial recognition technology to the auto, air safety, food, and pharmaceutical industries as he called for a governmental role in regulating its use in everyday life. Regulation is necessary, he argues, for industries where companies have incentives to forego safety mechanisms if it wins them a competitive

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05 Jul 2018

Facial recognition technology, military bases, and face paint

Facial recognition technology, in many of its current forms, is unable to match individuals wearing heavy face paint with the same individuals without paint. This gap in the technology poses a risk to sites that use facial recognition security systems like military basis and also engage high numbers of contractors.

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25 Jun 2018

Orlando International Airport to scan faces of all travelers

As part of an experimental Customs and Border Protection program, Orlando International Airport will become the first U.S. airport to scan the faces of all incoming and outgoing passengers. Thirteen airports are a part of the program in which scans will be processed through a Department of Homeland Security database,

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