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U.S. Needs to Tighten Oversight of How Airlines Use Facial Recognition Data: New Government Report

Delta Air Lines reveals their new biometric scanning technology at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday, November 19, 2018. Facial recognition is popular, but a report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office has found that U.S. Customs stumbled with the tech. Delta Skift Take: Facial recognition tech divides people. They say either […]

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Expedia Settles With U.S. Government Over Cuba Travel Allegations

A building housing Expedia in Bellevue, Wash. Expedia has agreed to pay more than $325,000 to settle U.S. government allegations that it improperly helped people travel inside Cuba or between the island and places other than the United States. The Treasury Department announced the agreement and settlements with several other companies on Thursday, June 13, […]

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SoftBank May Lose Uber Board Seats After U.S. Security Review

Uber is heading quickly toward its IPO. When the day finally arrives, Japanese investor SoftBank may lose its two board seats. Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg Skift Take: It doesn’t look good for SoftBank. The U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment has immense power under President Trump and has been cracking down on foreign investment. This puts […]