Listen: Is Facial-Recognition Technology a Threat?
"Better faster greener super micro resource-saving server and storage systems with intel scalable processors reduce. The cost and environmental impact of your enterprise infrastructure learn more at super micro dot com. This is tech news briefing. I'm tanya bustos gustav reporting from the newsroom in new york with a question for you. Are you ready for facial recognition at the airport because it's ready for you your face at at least technology makes it so airlines and the t._s._a. Are starting to scan faces to get people through security and boarding faster but what about your privacy privacy looking into it after these headlines we learned that before a giant data breach at capital one employees louise raised concerns within the company about what they saw as high turnover and it cyber security unit and about a failure to promptly install some software to help spot and defend defend against tax the hack was one of the largest in recent years journal reports that cyber employees work concerned as recently as this year that vulnerabilities and capital one's firewalls weren't getting fixed fast enough wall street journal reporter anna maria andreatta's has the story followed at wsj.com uber investors remain downbeat a week after through the ride hailing company reported a record loss shares have traded down every day since two q results uber stock establishing new lows since it began trading in may shares shares are down to around thirty three dollars and forty cents and they're now twenty five percent lower than the initial offer price the holiday slate for major video game releases is looking less cut throat this year than last. We learned that electronics arts star wars jeddah and take two interactive's borderlands three in particular are likely kely to expand established player bases while activision blizzard's call of duty modern warfare cadre in laps players with this year's edition of cross play between the major consoles consoles and the removal of the traditional season pass. The journal. Sarah needle has more at wsj.com coming up. Travelers are facing. Sorry a a new reality when your face becomes your i._d. And boarding pass at the airport it's a thing are you ready better faster greener super for micro resource savings server and storage systems with intel zeon scalable processors reduce the cost and environmental impact of your enterprise infrastructure learn more more super micro dot com facial recognition is scanning the faces of all walks of life at big airports airports in europe asia and the u._s. Even as privacy concerns about technology continued to grow jet blue is doing it in new york with delta trying it out in in atlanta minneapolis and salt lake city. The wall street journal's scott mccartney explains how it works in general at the airport <hes> it's simply replacing a a process that you're already doing think of it. As automating manual process so the photo of their own takes picture airline system takes the picture sends it to c. v._p. C._b. m._p. Compares it <hes> against all the other travelers on your flight. It's not compared against a giant databases. They wanted wanted to be fast so they can get a get a response in in less than two seconds <hes> and they really don't need to compare you to <hes> to the entire population just two people on the flight to make sure that you are who you say you are gill west chief operating officer at delta airlines gets into what's in it for airline passengers ultimately it's for our customers and improving the experience for them and really reducing stress and travel friction save them time and make the experience experience better seventy two percent of our customers preferred to use facial over the current process and there's only a two percent opt out rate sounds convenient but what about that whole we'll privacy concern ding. It's a secure process. <hes> it's optional. There's no data that we keep as an airline. We you're not save any additional information as part of the journal scott mccartney adds more perspective both governments catcher picture when you travel the government's got all kinds of personal information nation <hes> when you get to the boarding gate they've already checked against a f._b._i. Databases and <hes> and terrorism watchlist and all that so you've already lost a lot so your privacy within that the t._s._a. Could roll out facial recognition using passport photos as it's doing for international travel because a large percentage of travelers have passports could also work in conjunction with the t._s._a. Pre check however congress is already questioning. The government rush into biometrics amid a lack of standards. The story continues at wsj.com that does it for the tech news briefing from the newsroom in new york. I'm tanya bustos. Thanks for listening."