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US is decades from completing biometric exit scans, but Customs plays by its own rules

Biometric systems in the U.S. federal government made news this month and as often is the case at that level,…


Simplified Arrival biometrics in place for all international air passenger arrivals to US

As passenger numbers rocket, airports and airlines are struggling to cope. Toronto Pearson’s boss is calling on Ottawa to allow…


2021 a good year for facial recognition at US ports

The U.S. government says it doubled the number of international travelers who were processed last year using facial recognition tools….


CBP’s new biometric kiosks processing travelers in 3.5 seconds

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is nearing completion on an upgrade of the software for its biometric ‘facial comparison’ kiosks,…


Airports integrating biometrics from Idemia in US, Vision-Box and Unisys in ANZ

Airports and air agencies from the U.S. announced a series of updates to their adoption of Idemia I&S NA’s biometric…


TSA face biometrics make international debut in Bahamas amid expanding airport deployments

TSA biometrics have gone international, with a deployment in the Bahamas, while a CBP official updates the rollout of that…


[Vendor-funded] Think tank: Consider worries about border AI but don’t touch the brake

U.S. border-control officials need to stop listening so intently to traveling Americans worried about the government’s growing use of facial…


CBP nabs an alleged escapee with biometrics; standardizes on passport control app

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is pushing a win for its border security systems and updates for two…


New face biometric systems spread around borders but Congress has questions

In December, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency announced that it had deployed biometric facial comparison systems to four…


Face biometrics adopted in Hong Kong, expand in US for cruise border checks

Biometric face analysis and matching solutions to verify individuals’ identities disembarking from cruise ships have been deployed separately by Hong…

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