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Your face is your ticket: A creepy convenience

By Nicole Nguyen

05 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

What are you trading for convenience when you agree to have your facial data scanned to pass you through express lanes in airports, stadiums or trade shows? The Wall Street Journal finds the answers.

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BARCELONA—I’ve been using my face to open doors for me.

On Monday, I walked into a conference center and, instead of flashing a badge with my name and photo, I positioned myself in front of a head-height camera the size of my fist. Seconds later, the screen read: “PLEASE ENTER.”

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