US government to give DNA tests at border to check for fraud

Politics 05/01/19, 17:18

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin voluntary DNA testing in cases where officials suspect that adults are fraudulently claiming to be parents of children as they cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The decision comes as Homeland Security officials are increasingly concerned about instances of child trafficking as a growing number of ...

Border Patrol expands fingerprinting of migrant children

U.S. 04/26/19, 14:36

U.S. border authorities say they've started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years old and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and government policy intended to restrict what can be collected from migrant youths. A Border Patrol official said this week that the agency had begun a ...

Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

Tech 12/11/18, 01:03

Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry.Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car. Clear hopes it will lead more travelers to ...

Dubai airport begins using biometric tech at security

Business 10/10/18, 09:54

Passport control looks a little different in Dubai International Airport — the world's busiest for international travel.That's because the airport debuted a new "smart tunnel" that uses biometric technology, instead of human checks, to allow some air travelers to complete passport control in just 15 seconds.A passenger walks through the ...

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