2018-01-02 15:30:59

Concerns Raised About $1 Billion Facial Scan Program with High Error Rate at Nine U.S. Airports`

This month, Senators Mike Lee, a Republican, and Edward Markey, a Democrat, called for a halt to the expansion of a $1 billion airport facial scanning program that the Department of Homeland Security uses to identify travelers on some flights that depart from nine U.S. airports: Boston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York’s John F. Kennedy, Washington Dulles, both Houston airports, Chicago O‘Hare and Atlanta. Congress has approved the program for use on non-U.S. citizens but never expressly authorized its use on Americans. The senators also asked DHS to provide data about the accuracy of the scans and cited a study by the Center on Privacy and Technology that said the technology had high error rates and was subject to bias, because the scans often fail to properly identify women and African Americans. DN! speaks with Ron Nixon, homeland security correspondent for The New York Times.

Airport Security Department of Homeland Security Edward Markey Mike Lee New York Times Ron Nixon

Human Rights and Equality

Rising Up With Sonali

Right Wing Media Vilify Kavanaugh’s Accuser

Right Wing Media Vilify Kavanaugh’s Accuser

The Thom Hartmann Program

Can We Create Safety Beyond The Need for Policing?

Can We Create Safety Beyond The Need for Policing?

Democracy Now!

South Carolina Prisoners Were Left In Cells as Florence Descended. Why Weren’t They Evacuated?

South Carolina Prisoners Were Left In Cells as Florence Descended. Why Weren’t They Evacuated?

Democracy Now!

South Carolina: Two Women from Mental Health Facility Drown in Flood During Transport by Deputies

South Carolina: Two Women from Mental Health Facility Drown in Flood During Transport by Deputies

Related

The Bill Press Show

The Bill Press Show - 09/17/18

The Bill Press Show - 09/17/18

The David Pakman Show

Trump White House Lawyer Cooperating with Trump Russia Investigation

Trump White House Lawyer Cooperating with Trump Russia Investigation

The David Pakman Show

Half of Republicans Think Trump Should Be Able to Close Media Outlets

Half of Republicans Think Trump Should Be Able to Close Media Outlets

Democracy Now!

ACLU vs. Trump: David Cole on the Fight to Reunite Children Separated from Parents at Border

ACLU vs. Trump: David Cole on the Fight to Reunite Children Separated from Parents at Border