So, we all hate standing in the security lines at the airport. Amarican Airlines is starting to test a way to streamline this by adding facial recognition and your smartphone, rather than you using a license or passport. The creep factor here is that they are delving into our biometrics for something that should be national security. Even worse, is that while we have what I call security theater, this is something that could easly be leveraged by hackers to mess with our freedoms, if American Airlines doesn’t beat them to it.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines said Wednesday that customers with PreCheck can go through security checkpoints at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport with a face scan and phone app instead of showing their driver’s license or passport.