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DHS retreats on possible facial screening of US citizens

By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer
The Homeland Security Department says it has no plans to force U.S. citizens to submit to facial-recognition technology when they leave or enter the country. The department provoked outrage among privacy-rights advocates after it raised the possibility of scanning American citizens, who currently can opt out of the biometric checks. But a privacy advocate suggests that DHS might have been floating a trial balloon and could later revive the idea of scanning American citizens.

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