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TSA now wants to scan your face at security. Here are your rights.
WaPo ^

Posted on 12/03/2022 9:09:01 AM PST by BenLurkin

TSA has put some important constraints on its use of facial recognition — but its current programs are just the beginning.

No, you don’t have to participate in facial recognition at the airport. Whether you’ll feel like you have a real choice is a separate question.

This system is for general passenger security screening. You step up to the travel document checker kiosk and stick your ID into a machine. Then you look into a camera for up to five seconds and the machine compares your live photo to the one it sees on your ID. They call this a “one to one” verification system, comparing one face to one ID. Even though the software is judging if you’re an impostor, there’s still a human agent there to make the final call (at least for now).

So how accurate is it? The TSA says it’s been better at verifying IDs than the manual process. “This technology is definitely a security enhancement,” Lim said. “We are so far very satisfied with the performance of the machine’s ability to conduct facial recognition accurately.

“No one should worry about being misidentified."

TSA already has a plan to expand the scope of how it’s using the tech. It’s running a pilot of a second system at a few airports where you don’t even have to present your physical ID for inspection. Your face is your ID.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Technical
KEYWORDS: facialrecognition; tsa
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1 posted on 12/03/2022 9:09:01 AM PST by BenLurkin
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“The whole world, including the United States, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.”


2 posted on 12/03/2022 9:09:45 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire, or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

The only difference between the US and China has it we ask. After we already did it.


3 posted on 12/03/2022 9:12:03 AM PST by keving (We the government )
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To: BenLurkin

Wear your mask.


4 posted on 12/03/2022 9:12:59 AM PST by Don Corleone (leave the gun, take the canolis)
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To: BenLurkin

Is TSA short for Mall Cop?


5 posted on 12/03/2022 9:13:32 AM PST by Highest Authority (DemonRats are pure EVIL)
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To: BenLurkin
“No one should worry about being misidentified."

Of course not. There’s nothing to worry about, citizen, if you are not guilty of something.

6 posted on 12/03/2022 9:14:29 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom (If you're not part of the solution, you're just scumming up the bottom of the beaker!)
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To: Highest Authority

If mall cop is spelled with a j, a b and a t.


7 posted on 12/03/2022 9:14:31 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire, or both.)
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To: Don Corleone

Yep, this is the one time I will wear a mask in the airport... and then take it off as soon as I’m through the checkpoint!


8 posted on 12/03/2022 9:15:34 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: BenLurkin
They won't be able to resist keeping the data:

"“The scanning and match is made and immediately overwritten at the Travel Document Checker podium. We keep neither the live photo nor the photo of the ID,” said Lim. But the TSA did acknowledge there are cases in which it holds on to the data for up to 24 months so its science and technology office can evaluate the system’s effectiveness."

It would be very helpful to society if all facial image data stored by the government were available by FOIA requests. That large dataset could be very valuable to private and academic researchers. It could be used to train more accurate AI models, and it could be used to find imposters or people using false identification.

9 posted on 12/03/2022 9:15:38 AM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: BenLurkin

There is already a massive database of face pictures. Each state’s DMV records. When we went for our drivers’ licenses, they never told us that our face was on file and that it would be used for boarding airplanes.

If this isn’t shut down, they will expand the scope to federal buildings, office buildings, malls, streets, highways, gas stations, starting your “self driving” car, logging on to your computer.

China already has it. Plus they have the social credit system.

The USA has a rudimentary social credit system. There are a lot of Chinese software engineers who would be very happy to implement the Chinese system in the USA, for a few billion bucks.


10 posted on 12/03/2022 9:16:54 AM PST by I want the USA back (Our news media isn't worth camel spit. Neither is the democrat party. )
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To: BenLurkin

But voter ID is racist…


11 posted on 12/03/2022 9:17:12 AM PST by bk1000 (Banned from Breitbart)
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To: BenLurkin

If there’s a way to truly limit the power of gov’t so that it can’t abuse this kind of technology, it would be a good thing. There have to be extreme consequences for abuse. Since the elites think there are too many people on the planet, maybe a death penalty would be appropriate.


12 posted on 12/03/2022 9:17:25 AM PST by Twotone
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To: BenLurkin

Satan is pushing hard for his agenda. But IMO it’s a bit too early yet. This gloom will happen for a very short but unimaginable seven years coming soon.

However, I think Luke 14;23 tells us there will be a merciful worldwide spiritual revival first, our merciful Lord full of grace and truth gathering as many who will come in before the rapture and the seven-year hell-on-earth - IMO a few decades from now.


13 posted on 12/03/2022 9:17:32 AM PST by Jim W N (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ (Jude 3) and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Boogieman
Yep, this is the one time I will wear a mask in the airport..

TSA already requires passengers to remove their mask when they present their ID. That alone should tell everyone how important they consider wearing a mask to be, which is not at all.

There is a major aspect of security theater involved in matching IDs to people. In many places a few hundred dollars buys a fake government issued ID. Comparing the fake to the person holding it does nothing to establish actual identity.

14 posted on 12/03/2022 9:18:25 AM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: BenLurkin

And there’s no such thing as a gun registry.


15 posted on 12/03/2022 9:18:48 AM PST by moovova ("The NEXT election is the most important election of our lifetimes!“ LOL...)
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To: keving

Spot on.


16 posted on 12/03/2022 9:19:55 AM PST by dforest (What are we sittin' around for? )
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To: Twotone
If there’s a way to truly limit the power of gov’t so that it can’t abuse this kind of technology, it would be a good thing.

There is one simple approach. Make all of the image data and the associated identity publicly available data.

17 posted on 12/03/2022 9:20:16 AM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: BenLurkin

“No one should worry about being misidentified.”

And if you buy that one what you are saying is that computers are infallible. You are saying computers can’t be hacked and changed. You are putting the responsibility in a world wide TSA computer system to contain record of you, photo, personal information, current location and where you are going. Why does that stink of failure?

wy69


18 posted on 12/03/2022 9:20:24 AM PST by whitney69
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To: BenLurkin

Another GWB legacy.


19 posted on 12/03/2022 9:20:37 AM PST by EEGator
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah “Patriot” act!


20 posted on 12/03/2022 9:28:56 AM PST by glorgau
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