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US airports to use facial recognition to scan 97% passengers in next four years
Fri, Apr 19, 2019
The US Department of Homeland Security expects to use facial recognition technology to scan 97% of passengers at airports in the next four years. The method involves photographing of passengers before they board the flight and cross-referencing it against a library of images from visa and passport applications, and those taken by border agents, reported The Verge. The technology is used to keep track of those who have overstayed their visas. However, it is being criticised for hampering citizens’ privacy. The system was already operational at 15 US airports by the end of 2018.
Tighter H-1B visa verification process, recommends US Department of Homeland Security
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
"The agency lacks performance measures to show how site visits contribute to improving the H-1B Program," the Inspector General said.
US H-1B policy memorandum likely to have little impact on members: Nasscom
Tue, Apr 04, 2017
The US government had issued a policy memorandum on March 31, which India's IT industry body Nasscom has said that it will little impact on its members applying for visas for higher level professionals this year.