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Facial recognition scanners are already at some US airports. Here's what to know

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Many airports hope to start using biometric scanners in lieu of passports to identify travelers. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details. The next time you go to the airport you might notice something different as part of the security process: A machine scanning your face to verify your identity. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been working with airlines to implement biometric face scanners in domestic airports to better streamline security. But how does the process work?


Delta Air Lines partners with TSA PreCheck to launch biometrics-based bag drops – TechCrunch

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Delta Air Lines, in partnership with TSA PreCheck, today announced an expansion of how it uses biometrics to let passengers drop their bags, go through security and board their plane by simply showing their face. For now, the newest part of this, the PreCheck bag-drop experience, is a pilot that's only available in Atlanta and for Delta's SkyMiles frequent flier program members who are also registered for TSA pre-check. The project builds and expands upon the work the airline has done at its Detroit hub and for its international flights out of Atlanta. But now it includes a facial recognition-powered bag-drop experience, too. In Atlanta, where Delta and the TSA are running this pilot, members of Delta's SkyMiles frequent flier program who are also TSA pre-check members now get their own self-service PreCheck bag-drop area.



American Airlines begins rolling out 'biometric boarding' at Los Angeles airport

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Your face is now your passport. American Airlines is joining a growing list of companies that are beginning to offer facial recognition as a means of identification. The world's largest airline will now let some passengers simply scan their face to board their flight at the Los Angeles International Airport. American Airlines is joining a growing list of companies that are beginning to offer facial recognition as a means of identification. American Airlines is rolling out facial recognition cameras as part of a 90-day test to identify people before they get on board their flights from LAX's Terminal 4. The pilot program, which launched on Wednesday, came about as a result of partnership with digital security company Gemalto.


TSA to launch facial recognition on domestic flights in bid to eliminate lines and passports

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Facial recognition is about to become an increasingly common security measure at US airports. The Transportation Security Administration has published a roadmap for how it plans to integrate new biometric data systems into airports across the country. This includes plans to use fingerprints and facial scans at airport checkpoints, potentially leading to shorter lines. It could also mean travelers may be able to leave their passports at home in the future. Facial recognition is about to become more common at US airports.