News notes from around the interweb:
- The nightmare of airport facial recognition. It’s going to be turned into a law enforcement tool, and airlines will get to use your biometric data.
Driving the dystopian trend called out in the ACLU white paper is the malign convergence of interest between governments that want to use facial recognition and other techniques of compelled and automated identification for surveillance and control of travelers’ movements, and airlines, airports, and other businesses that want to share use of the same identification systems and data for business process automation and commercial tracking and profiling of travel customers.
- 97% of biggest airports fail cybersecurity test yet the TSA is out there looking at your shoes and shampoo.
- The U.K. government is requiring Ryanair to pull an ad but I thought Brexit was about freedom from E.U. over-regulation…?
- United, American and Alaska shopping portal bonuses
- United recently cut Cleveland – Washington National to have slots for their ramped up DC-Newark shuttle, and also cut Cleveland – LaGuardia. American is adding capacity to both markets.
- All of Delta’s 777s now have their new business class with doors. (And 777’s in coach are 9-abreast while competitors like American and United cram in 10-across.)
// NEWS // Delta has completed the midlife refurbishment of its entire Boeing 777 fleet. All ten 777-200LRs and eight 777-200ERs now feature DeltaOne Suites. pic.twitter.com/0THk3mT7yL
— Ben Bearup (@TheAviationBeat) February 7, 2020