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veen  ·  494 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Opting out of US airport facial recognition will require a passport

    Bad news if you’re not an American: you will not be allowed to opt-out.

    “Once the biometric exit program is a nationally-scaled, established program, foreign nationals will be required to biometrically confirm their exit from the United States at the final [boarding] point,” said CBP spokesperson Jennifer Gabris in an earlier email to TechCrunch. “This has been and is a Congressional mandate,” she said.

Fuck that shit, that's what international passports are for. Jesus, the US already has all of my fingerprints 3 times over, my social security number, they now need to know where and with whom you're staying for ESTA. Hell, they even know when, where and from which IP I booked my flight. Give it a few years and they will make the now-optional 'social media accounts and passwords' mandatory too.

There is no need for hackers, the US government literally already has everything to steal my identity already.