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Facial acknowledgment tech at Dulles Airport led to an impostor being captured on Wednesday, the federal government stated.

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Newly set up facial acknowledgment tech in Washington Dulles International Airport captured a male attempting to go into the United States unlawfully on Wednesday, according to United States Customs and Border Protection

A 26- year-old guy revealed a French passport upon arrival from Sao Paulo, Brazil, however the software application flagged his face as not matching the passport picture, the CBP stated.


The guy’s genuine ID was discovered in his shoe, according to United States Customs and Border Protection.

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He was questioned, and a search exposed his genuine ID– from the Republic of Congo– in his shoe.

The United States Attorney’s Office chose versus prosecuting the guy and he left the United States on Wednesday night, the CBP statedFriday His name wasn’t launched.

CBP stated it was the very first time an impostor had actually been captured utilizing this tech, which had actually just remained in usage there given that Monday.

“Terrorists and criminals continually look for creative methods to enter the US including using stolen genuine documents,” Casey Durst, director of the CBP’s Baltimore workplace, stated in a declaration. “The new facial recognition technology virtually eliminates the ability for someone to use a genuine document that was issued to someone else.”

CBS News saw a presentation of the tech at Dulles throughout a pilot program in 2015, and the Orlando International Airport ended up being the very first to execute the program in June.

There are now 14 “early adopter” airports utilizing the facial acknowledgment system to screen showing up worldwide travelers, according to the CBP. The company stated it’s examining whether it might be part of a future procedure in which tourists utilize biometrics rather of physical boarding passes or IDs to make it through security.

Outside the United States, Australia has actually taken this tech to the next level by leading efforts to execute a passport-free facial acknowledgment system that verifies a tourist’s identity by matching his/her face versus kept information.

First released,Aug 24 at 6: 43 a.m. PT.
Update, 8: 26 a.m. PT: Clarifies the guy’s status, according to the CBP.

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