Traveler alert: Feds want to track your face

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The frequent-flyer program “PreCheck,” which allows for quick transit through airport security, soon could be used to gather biometrics, such as face recognition and iris scans, according to a privacy-rights group.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation notes PreCheck allows passengers to speed through airports by submitting their background information in advance.

EFF warns, however, a new plan released by the Transportation Security Administration “reveals the Department of Homeland Security’s greater underlying plan to collect face images and iris scans on a nationwide scale.”

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