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https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/tsa-sparks-privacy-concerns-amid-plans-to-install-facial-recognition-systems-at-400-us-airports/ar-BB1hCOd2?fbclid=IwAR337vep7iDspELp8EWEGXTzCruh2QWBWlw5BTWqVHKf7NkKlrldAdrojsA

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They claim it’ll tech-spedite the screening process.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) sparked privacy concerns after unveiling plans to roll out controversial facial recognition tech in over 400 US airports soon.

“TSA is in the early stages of deploying its facial recognition capability to airport security checkpoints,” a spokesperson told The Post regarding the ambitious program. They explained that the cutting-edge tech serves to both enhance and expedite the screening process for passengers.

Dubbed CAT-2 machines, these automated identification systems accomplish this by incorporating facial recognition tech to snap real-time pictures of travelers.

They then compare this biometric data against the flyer’s photo ID to verify that it’s the real person.
Best of all, these CAT-scans enable “traveler use of mobile driver’s licenses,” thereby improving the security experience, per the spokesperson.

The TSA currently has 600 CAT-2 units deployed at about 50 airports nationwide and plans to expand them to 400 federalized airports in the future.

However, it could be a while before this mass rollout comes to fruition.

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But for a possible trip to Boston next year, I'm pretty much done with flying. Shouldn't have wasted money on getting our passports renewed.
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But for a possible trip to Boston next year, I'm pretty much done with flying. Shouldn't have wasted money on getting our passports renewed.

Me too.  I try to rent a car for trips 10 hours and under, or else ride the train.  The government and the airlines have destroyed the comfort, convenience, security, and safety of air travel over the past 30 some years.
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Trading freedom and privacy for convenience seems like a pretty bad deal in the long term.
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The Government has been building a facial recognitiion database since the 1990s when state Motor Vehicle Departments started using digitial photos for drivers licenses.
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