United buys stake in biometric firm Clear as a pitch to frequent fliers

Jul 30, 2019
Airlines are looking for ways to hold on to their most valuable customers.
A United Airlines plane.
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Facial scan technology makes debut in airports

Aug 16, 2018
How does the technology work, and what does it offer beyond the old stand by — a set of human eyes?
Biometric boarding uses measurements of facial features to match passengers' images against passport photo data on file with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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With breach after breach, why are our Social Security numbers tied to everything?

Sep 15, 2017
Governments and businesses are turning to biometrics to find a universal identifier.
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Biometric screening is coming to the airport of the future

Jul 14, 2017
Would you use fingerprint scanning and facial recognition to get through the airport faster?
Travelers wait in long lines to speak with airline ticket agents in the United terminal at San Francisco International Airport.
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Scientists want to ID terrorists using their ‘V’ hand gestures

Mar 11, 2016
A new study documents the potential role of AI technology and biometrics in fighting terrorism.
A man gestures through a smashed window after making a bomb threat near Sydney, Australia.
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As easy as scanning a fingerprint

Feb 26, 2015
Back to the Future Part II promised biometrics. How close are we to having it?

Samsung bid hoax drives Swedish biometrics company shares

Oct 14, 2013
A criminal probe is being launched after a fake press release saying Samsung would buy a Swedish company that makes fingerprint scanners.

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Brazilian banks lead way on biometrics

Aug 6, 2013
Despite the high cost, biometrics actually saves the banks money by reducing fraud and eliminating other problems that first world nations don't face.