Cameras photograph travelers, capture their data, and scan it against databases. Even the feds say there’s a risk it could be used for something other than security.
Movie studios have a long tradition of testing out new films to see how audiences react before launching them in wide release. But with their latest research innovation — one based on artificial intelligence — Disney is taking it to a whole new level.
Civil liberties groups say plan to scan faces of thousands of revellers at London event has no basis in law and is discriminatory.
New technology will be rolled out at Australian airports that will eventually see the end of “known passengers” producing their passports when arriving in the country.
Unless you literally wear a mask all the time, it is almost impossible to completely avoid cameras and face recognition technology. Not only is this a privacy concern, but it also presents a potential liability for companies that need to protect personal data. D-ID, a startup currently taking part in Y Combinator, wants to solve the problem with tools that process images to make them unrecognizable to face recognition algorithms, but still look similar to the original picture.
If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call a step toward a surveillance state.
In partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Delta is also testing the technology at international boarding gates in Atlanta and New York.
Germany will start testing facial recognition software at a Berlin train station this summer which could help police identify and locate terror suspects more quickly, a minister said on Saturday.
Two months ago, we reported on the first deployments of biometric technologies for passenger processing at some European airports and airlines. And now JetBlue and Delta are trying out similar methods in the U.S.
The US government has rolled out a plan to reshape airport security around facial recognition, playing off a wealth of passport photos and visa applications.