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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages from Orlando Weekly: Orlando International Airport will soon use facial recognition to verify all travelers’ identities


Every international gate at Orlando’s main airport will soon use facial recognition to verify all travelers’ identities, including U.S. citizens. Orlando International Airport will spend around $4 million for 30 facial I.D. kiosks that use U.S. Customs and Border Protection algorithms to identify passengers from a database of millions of government-issued image sources like passports, visas and drivers’ licenses. Security agencies say facial recognition is more convenient than other biometric identifiers because it doesn’t require physical contact, like fingerprint scanners. But convenience could come at the cost of accuracy. A 2017 report from the Georgetown Center on Privacy and Technology says the Department of Homeland Security’s airport facial recognition systems erroneously reject as many as one in 25 travelers with …
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Intersection

Intersection: Orlando International Airport’s Multi-Modal Future


Orlando International Airport’s new terminal – where airlines will begin service in 2021 – is designed to connect rail service to the airport. But how soon will trains roll into the terminal? Greater Orlando Aviation Authority CEO Phil Brown and senior director of Public Affairs and Community Relations Carolyn Fennell join us to discuss expansion plans and the future that airport leaders envision as a multi-modal transport hub for Central Florida.
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Central Florida News

Direct Flights Start Between Paris and Orlando


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It’s going to be easier to fly between the City of Light and the City Beautiful. Direct flights started this week between Paris and Orlando. Norwegian Airlines started the weekly service on Monday between Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orlando International Airport. The Orlando-bound flights from Paris take place on Mondays. The return flights from Orlando leave Monday nights and arrive in Paris on Tuesdays. Previous direct service between Orlando and Paris was operated by Air France, but it ended in 2012.
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