Los Angeles International Airport: The National Transportation Safety Administration and Homeland Security will launch a 3-week test using facial recognition from RFID chips in passports. Most of the official discussion is about how happy passengers will be as a result of faster processing times and shorter lines. We suspect, however, that the primary motive behind this technology is to explore a data set that can be used globally with a single search criteria (the human face). It could become the universal ID code. -GEG
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is starting to use commercially available facile recognition software to confirm the identity of international travelers and drastically speed up the check-in process.
As a former member of Homeland Security Region One, I can confirm that law enforcement, FBI and the National Security Agency have been using facile recognition technology for investigations regarding passengers traveling through the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX since at least 2002.
But recent advances in deep learning algorithms and artificial-intelligence protocols, coupled with computer processing speed and monitoring scalability, are believed to be mature enough to be operationally deployed for high reliability biometric identifications.
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol daily AWT Report on February 1 for the Tom Bradley Terminal’s 15 gates, the average wait time differential by gate was between a low of eight minutes and a high of 17 minutes, or about twice as long. But the maximum wait time for the same 15 gates varied from a low of 19 minutes to a high of 86 minutes, or about 4.5 times as long. The biggest difference is due to gate staff actions.
That is why the National Transportation Safety Administration and Homeland Security have installed two new gates and are launching a 3-week test beginning on Feb 7 to determine if biometric recognition can standardize efficiency and effectiveness of check-in procedures to accelerate wait times at LAX.
All U.S. and most developed countries’ passports issued or renewed since 2007 have an RFID (or Radio Frequency Identification) chip embedded in the booklet. Given the 10-year renewal process, all U.S. passports as of Jan.1 now have an RFID chip that will allow close-range scanning for 100 percent of passengers.
Airport security will require international passengers to run their own passports and boarding passes through an automated scanner, be biometrically analyzed by a series of high-resolution digitized cameras, then move through metal detectors and on to their gate.
CNN has been praising Antifa for several years and even made a documentary that promotes the organization. Gabriel Nadales joined Antifa ten years ago when he was 16. He says it has become increasingly more violent and that college professors are teaching Antifa’s philosophy in the classroom.
President Trump introduced the Safe Third-Country rule that requires migrants traveling to the US through another country to apply for asylum in that country first before being eligible for asylum in the US. Mexico and Guatemala are pushing back against this rule.
Peter Thiel suggested that the Google has been working and sharing its artificial intelligence (AI) information with the Chinese military instead of US armed forces — and that top management has become a hotbed for Chinese spies.
Lobbying groups that support doubling of work visas to allow migrants to take American jobs in order to supply cheap labor include the US Chamber of Commerce, the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM Corporation and Hewlett Packard.
Illegal aliens crossing the border from Central America into the US, and each of them told her that they migrated because they saw advertisements online, in newspapers and on TV for free American services and welfare assistance.
Indivior was accused of deceiving doctors into believing its product, Suboxone Film, itself a form of opioid, was safer and less susceptible to abuse than similar opioid drugs, and the company allegedly directed opioid-addicted patients to doctors who prescribed Suboxone at high rates.
If illegal aliens living in the US were deported, it would save taxpayers an astounding $622 billion over a lifetime. A majority of Americans support Trump’s plan to mass deport illegal aliens following inaction from Congress. [Too bad it’s no longer supported by Trump.]
A religious Orthodox Christian father, Jeff Younger, is legally prohibited from raising his son as a boy, under threat of imprisonment, because his ex-wife , who is a pediatrician, claimed their son is a transgender girl.
They demanded citizenship, the right to live and to work in France. The majority of the protesters, who call themselves ‘Black Vests,’ in contrast to the Yellow Vests movement, are believed to be migrants of West African origin.
By 2021, US Navy destroyers will be armed with new ship-fired lasers able to sense and incinerate enemy drones, low-flying aircraft and small boat attacks — at the speed of light. [Unspoken is the obvious application for use against crowds of dissidents and politically incorrect leaders in their homes.]
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