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Facial recognition tech debuts in US

Facial recognition tech debuts in US

As facial recognition technology use generates intense scrutiny, a new system unveiled at Washington’s Dulles airport is being touted as a “user friendly” way to help ease congestion for air travellers.

Officials at Dulles unveiled two new face recognition systems Thursday, one to meet legal requirements for biometric entry-exit records, and a second to help speed processing of travelers arriving on international flights by matching their real-time images with stored photos.

The growing use of facial recognition has ignited debate over surveillance and privacy around the world, but officials told media this system was a way to help reducing annoying lines and wait times without compromising security.





Bahrain-US ties lauded

Bahrain-US ties lauded

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday paid a visit to Isa Air Base and hailed the Royal Bahraini Air Force’s efforts to defend the homeland and the region. HM the King was welcomed by Commander-in-chief of Bahrain Defence Force Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al

Rights Institute helps stranded expat fly home

Rights Institute helps stranded expat fly home

An Indian expatriate who was stranded in the Kingdom allegedly after being trapped by his employer finally flew home, thanks to the timely intervention by the Bahrain National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR). The institute took up the matter after NIHR chairwoman Maria Khouri held a mee

Death sentence for cop’s killers

Death sentence for cop’s killers

The High Criminal Court yesterday sentenced four suspects to death after they were convicted of committing a terrorist explosion that killed one police officer and injured two others in Diraz area on June 18 last year, said Terror Crime Chief Prosecutor Ahmed Al Hammadi. The police officer died i

Tackling rain havoc

Tackling rain havoc

The Cabinet chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday reviewed the steps taken by different ministries to tackle the ongoing rainy season. HRH the Prime Minister was informed about the effects of unstable weather conditions and the heavy r

Brave CF athletes arrive in Bahrain

Brave CF athletes arrive in Bahrain

Professional fighters who will compete in the 18th edition of Brave Combat Federation will arrive in Bahrain from today. The fight night will be held at the Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town, Bahrain on 16th November. The event will be t

IMMAF head praises KHK Heroes initiative

IMMAF head praises KHK Heroes initiative

2018 IMMAF - WMMAA World Championships of Amateur Mixed Martial Arts is set to create history for showcasing a social cause during the opening ceremony of the event. 2018 World Championships marks the biggest event ever held showcasing

Hamilton wins nail-biting Brazilian GP

Hamilton wins nail-biting Brazilian GP

New five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton steered his Mercedes to a nail-biting victory in yesterday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, a triumph that clinched the constructors championship for a fifth consecutive season for the team. The