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This seems like a chilling conversation for Americans:

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@remotenemesis
MacKenzie Fegan @mackenzief - 3d

I just boarded an international @JetBlue flight. Instead of scanning my
boarding pass or handing over my passport, I looked into a camera
before being allowed down the jet bridge. Did facial recognition replace
boarding passes, unbeknownst to me? Did I consent to this?

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JetBlue Airways @ @JetBlue - 3d
You're able to opt out of this procedure, MacKenzie. Sorry if this made
you feel uncomfortable.

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MacKenzie Fegan @mackenzief - 2d

Follow up question. Presumably these facial recognition scanners are
matching my image to something in order to verify my identity. How
does @JetBlue know what I look like?

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JetBlue Airways @ @JetBlue - 2d
K'304) The information is provided by the United States Department of
Homeland Security from existing holdings.

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@thegibson @endomain I suppose this doesn't add a new capability, just streamlines an existing one.

The terrifying implication is how easy this technology is to install ANYWHERE.

@remotenemesis @endomain

We're all going to need killsuits to be private... and you won't be able to fly that way... and further, your anonymity will actually flag you.

@thegibson @endomain the only safeguard of a modicum of privacy will be to own your own plane. While us peons line up to be scanned and tracked, the wealthy elite drive up to their hangars without such checks.

Security theater, you might ask?

@remotenemesis @TheGibson @endomain The "opt-out" clause is theater as well.
Every time I try to opt out of some supposedly optional thing (last time it was the pornoscanner), the security staff argue with me, question me, do their best to shame me into changing my mind, and then make the alternative as humiliating as possible.

@antonlopez

@dlovell

I think that's hard mode. They have passport photos and RealID mandates central digital collection of license and ID photos.

@antonlopez @dlovell It's not new, and we're already past the aggregation requirement deadlines as I understand it (this is complex, so I reserve the right to be wrong). Some states are pushing the ID and pre-ID-issuance standards, and that's the lagging edge.

@antonlopez @dlovell But pulling from Social Media is so hit or miss and human guided, even consumer products don't go whole hog on it.

@antonlopez @dlovell I'd imagine something shady that works passably well on white men who look calm in good light. Probably cooked up by Palantir.

@antonlopez @dlovell @endomain i mean, considering its planes we’re talking about, so gov photo ID is already required, the passport/drivers license database seems a lot cheaper and easier for them than sourcing from social media

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@rick_777
MacKenzie Fegan @mackenzief - 3d

I just boarded an international @JetBlue flight. Instead of scanning my
boarding pass or handing over my passport, I looked into a camera
before being allowed down the jet bridge. Did facial recognition replace
boarding passes, unbeknownst to me? Did I consent to this?

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JetBlue Airways @ @JetBlue - 3d
You're able to opt out of this procedure, MacKenzie. Sorry if this made
you feel uncomfortable.

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MacKenzie Fegan @mackenzief - 2d

Follow up question. Presumably these facial recognition scanners are
matching my image to something in order to verify my identity. How
does @JetBlue know what I look like?

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JetBlue Airways @ @JetBlue - 2d
K'304) The information is provided by the United States Department of
Homeland Security from existing holdings.

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@endomain I don’t .... mind this? idk. either way my identity is being confirmed whether it’s a picture of me or a picture being taken of me

@nymph

keep in mind, a lot of the systems that aren't built in the last 2 years are extremely prone to misidentifying faces that aren't very white.

Even white people like me might have a problem if we've substantially changed our appearance, say, coming out non-binary.

@danipozo It might be less so if our governance was more trustworthy.

@danipozo @endomain Us has been requiring biometric-compatible photos in passports for over 15 years now and been matching those at customs for at least as long. This stuff is so old it's almost at drinking age in some countries.

@endomain we can't fight it - the data's not only already there; this was set in stone years ago

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.