Facial recognition scanners are already at some US airports. Here's what to know

Olde Hornet

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The next time you go to the airport you might notice something different as part of the security process: A machine scanning your face to verify your identity.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been working with airlines to implement biometric face scanners in domestic airports to better streamline security. In fact, they're already in place in certain airports around the country.

But how does the process work? Which airlines and airports are involved right now? And do travelers need to be concerned about privacy breaches?

Here's everything you need to know about the latest technological advances in airport screenings, from the government's work to privacy concerns and more.

What is biometric airport screening?
It's a fancy way of saying that the government is using facial recognition technology at the airport. Government agencies (in conjunction with airlines) are aiming to improve efficiency when it comes the way travelers enter and exit the U.S.