Flying? You’re ‘of interest’
Big Brother is coming to an airport near you. Big government wants domestic airports to use biometrics to register all travelers when they enter or leave our country. And big business is ready.
Delta Airlines is reportedly going to start testing facial-recognition technology in Minnesota. The airline says it wants to make checking bags more efficient. Jet Blue will start testing technology in Boston that will replace boarding passes with face scans. And the Transportation Security Administration wants to substitute fingerprints for IDs and boarding passes.
Every American that travels by plane is now considered a person of interest by “our” government. Is this how the global war on terror should be fought?
CHUCK MANN Greensboro, N.C.