Facial recognition technology at airport snags first perp

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    This is some pretty cool shit kids - Apparently this dude was three days too late :wink:

    WASHINGTON — Facial recognition technology caught an impostor trying to enter the U.S. on a fake passport that may have passed at face value with humans, federal officials said Thursday.

    And the groundbreaking arrest came on just the third day of usage of the biometric tech at Washington Dulles International Airport.

    The 26-year-old man arrived Wednesday on a flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and presented a French passport to the customers officer, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Using the new facial comparison biometric system, the officer determined the unidentified traveler did not match the passport he presented.

    After being sent for a secondary examination, an identification card from the Republic of Congo was found hidden at the bottom of the man's shoe, officials said.

    "You can much more accurately identify who an individual is. You can much more rapidly speed them through processes," David Heyman, a former assistant secretary with the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration, told NBC News. "And be much more likely be able to target the individuals who are unlawfully present in the United States."​

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    Not that new. It's been in use all around the world against terrorism. Instead of a wall in Syria, they use facial recognition. The US invented facial recognition technology. However, in the US, it's different. We still need a wall because repercussions from the US would be severe for a dirty bomb.

    One can get TSA-pre check status with a fingerprint for domestic flights and facial recognition for international flights. I think the latter can be done at the major US international airports.
     
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    Yep - I know the tech has been around for many years, but just now going into US airports.
    As for Donald's big, beautiful, stupid wall? - Never gonna happen ;-)
     
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    It is not a new technique but its good to know that facial recognition was used at the airport for security reasons.
     

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