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Homeland Security Needs Airport Face Scans For People In The US

Homeland Security is becoming part of government organizations pushing for broader employment of facial recognition for travelers in the US. The department has projected that citizens of US, not just visitors and visa holders, must go via an obligatory facial recognition test when they leave or enter the nation. This might apparently assist executives to catch terrorists employing stolen travel papers to travel. The current rules specially excused permanent residents and citizens from face scans.

It will not shock you to know that civil rights supporters oppose to the possible expansion. Jay Stanley (Senior Policy Analyst at ACLU) claimed to the media that the government was “going back on” a longstanding commitment to spare citizens from this “invasive surveillance tech.” He also claimed that this was unfair lumber on people employing their “lawful right to travel,” and highlighted data breaches, abuses of power, and possible bias as solid reasons to prevent extending the employment of the tech.

The ACLU claimed to the media that it’s “calling on Congress” to end the broadened facial recognition, but cannot say if it will take further action as the complete proposal is not accessible.

Further than that, it is not clear that facial recognition will be all set in time to meet the goals of Homeland Security. It is supposed to launch out the tech in the 20 leading US airports by the end of 2021, but it has encountered practical and technical challenges that comprise network problems, inaccuracies, and staff shortages. Even if the division gets its extended powers and finishes the launch on time, the tech might not work dependably enough to detect fraudsters.

On a related note, concerns related to facial recognition technology have been increased after a report by the media showed that Chinese groups have a noteworthy influence in shaping global standards related to the technology.

Maria Jackson
Maria Jackson Author
Editor & Junior Reporter At The BunBury Mail

Maria Jackson a resident of China has completed her tutoring in Masters in Computers. She deals with the international technology section-related news owing her intense interest in collecting unique gadgets or reading technology-related books like The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Soul of a new machine, and so on. Prior to captivating the senior editor position at The BunBury Mail news magazine, she has worked as a copy editor and junior reporter covering the tech news at The BunBury Mail for almost a year now.

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