Orlando airport using facial recognition scans at security check-in

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(WIAT) — New technology is being tested that could improve security and speed up boarding at airports. 

Orlando International Airport is expanding a program that uses biometric facial scans to verify a traveler’s identity. 

Images are captured at the gate and once passengers go through security in just seconds. The photos are compared to a passenger’s passport photo stored in a government database. 

Similar technology is already in place at several airports but only for some departing international flights. 

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