Articles tagged “facial recognition”

Airports and Rail Operators Prioritize Some Touchless Technologies Over Others

Airports and Rail Operators Prioritize Some Touchless Technologies Over Others

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Vendors are getting creative with pandemic-related services, like the following: Passport control via facial recognition. Contactless elevators. Food-ordering without needing an app. Luggage disinfection via ultraviolet light. Mask-detecting robots.

2 months ago

Beijing’s New Airport Is Embracing Facial Recognition Technology

Beijing’s New Airport Is Embracing Facial Recognition Technology

Bloomberg News, Bloomberg

In general, Chinese citizens are less bothered by the growing pervasiveness of facial recognition technology than in other countries. But soon, international visitors to Beijing's newest airport won't have much of a choice of whether they're captured by the technology.

8 months ago

No Facial Recognition Screening for Americans: Homeland Security

No Facial Recognition Screening for Americans: Homeland Security

David Koenig, Associated Press

The Department of Homeland security seems to have bowed to public pressure on a plan to introduce facial screening for American citizens. But it's still using the practice on foreign visitors — something not all travelers will be happy with.

8 months ago

Less-Invasive Cameras May Be the Future of Event Tracking

Less-Invasive Cameras May Be the Future of Event Tracking

Isaac Carey, Skift

Cameras don't always have to make people uncomfortable, especially if they're not being used for facial recognition. Deployed as a way to monitor the flow of attendees, they are a big improvement on common tracking methods, such as wristbands embedded with Wi-Fi devices.

8 months ago

Events’ Use of Facial Recognition Raises Data Security Concerns

Events’ Use of Facial Recognition Raises Data Security Concerns

Isaac Carey, Skift

Despite improvements in data privacy, facial recognition is still sort of disturbing for many organizers and attendees.

9 months ago

Privacy Concerns Loom as Facial Recognition at Events Becomes More Common

Privacy Concerns Loom as Facial Recognition at Events Becomes More Common

Isaac Carey, Skift

A facial recognition startup has developed a new way to protect attendee data, but many people are still wary of the technology. It's hard to blame them, considering that data breaches within the travel industry seem to be happening left and right.

9 months ago

Travel Industry to Expand Biometrics Tech to Speed Traveler Identification

Travel Industry to Expand Biometrics Tech to Speed Traveler Identification

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airlines and other travel companies have been testing more than 50 systems for so-called biometric identification technologies, such as faceprint scans. But the industry needs to agree on standards for collecting, tracking, exchanging, and protecting travelers' data to speed everyone's journeys.

1 year ago

Airlines Prioritize New Technologies as They Position Themselves for the Future

Airlines Prioritize New Technologies as They Position Themselves for the Future

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

For years so many airlines were relatively content to sit back and rest on their legacy technologies. These moves by airlines to adapt new technologies are a healthy omen for the future.

2 years ago

Orlando Airport’s Facial Scanning Program Will Soon Cover All International Flights

Orlando Airport’s Facial Scanning Program Will Soon Cover All International Flights

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

Passengers are used to increased security at airports but this latest development will sit uncomfortably with many. The problem is a lack of trust with the companies and governments that capture and use our data.

2 years ago

Homeland Security Facial Passenger Scans For U.S. Airports May Go Nationwide

Homeland Security Facial Passenger Scans For U.S. Airports May Go Nationwide

Dan Peltier, Skift

With the ongoing backlash against companies improperly sharing and using data in recent months, facial scans will be a tough sell to many travelers especially if they're implemented by the government.

2 years ago

How Facial Recognition Is Shaping the Future of Conferences

How Facial Recognition Is Shaping the Future of Conferences

Sheryll Poe, Skift

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, your face may be your ticket to your next event. Thanks to improvements in facial recognition technology, meeting and event planners have access to a whole slew of tools to make their conferences and events more interactive, engaging and secure.

3 years ago

Facial Scans for U.S. Citizens on International Flights Stir Controversy

Facial Scans for U.S. Citizens on International Flights Stir Controversy

Frank Bajak and David Koenig, Associated Press

Such a requirement for international flights isn't in place yet but privacy advocates are already questioning the move to mandate facial scans. There is always a tradeoff between security and privacy. Where should we draw the line?

3 years ago