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The TSA plans to take facial recognition technology nationwideThe Transportation Security Administration has been testing facial recognition technology as an option for travelers at select U.S. airports for years, touting it as a way to speed up identity verification at security. But now, the federal agency is poised to implement the system nationwide, causing alarm for privacy advocates and other critics who say the facial scanning systems bring a flurry of concerns. (www.foxbusiness.com) More...
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What could go wrong?
Once the covid shut down was eased, we have been on six or seven cruises and on all of them we are reqdmitted to the US port quickly by TSA with a quick facial scan. It has been going on for about 18 months.
Six or seven cruises? Do they still make passengers wear the face diaper?
I suspect CBP is using this technology already. I passed through customs in Ft. Lauderdale 12/2. When I approached the agent, I laid my unopened passport down on the passthru' area of the plastic shielding around the agent's work area. He took it and laid it down on his desk, still unopened. He adjusted a small camera clipped to the clear shielding around his work area, a light blinked on the camera and he looked down at his workstation screen. In a few moments, he looked up at me, and then back at the screen. He handed me back my passport still unopened and waved me through. Obviously, the Ministry of Truth is not tracking our every movement. It's just our imagination.
Not sure about the US, but Canadian passports have a chip in them.
US Passports have been chipped since 2007.
Just went through MIA with the same experience. Big line, not big wait.