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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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