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Delta Airlines Rolling Out Facial Recognition In Atlanta Airport

The new technology is part of a partnership with the TSA to cut wait times at security checkpoints.

Delta Airlines Rolling Out Facial Recognition In Atlanta Airport
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Delta Airlines is rolling out facial recognition technology — right before the busy travel season gets underway. 

The airline says that it's testing out the new technology at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta.

It's part of a new partnership with the TSA, and it's expected to cut down wait times at security checkpoints.

The new system will compare passports and visa photos in a federal database with the passenger's live photo. 

The TSA says that file is immediately destroyed in order to step up security from cyberthreats and hacks.