Airport Facial Recognition, How Abusers Exploit Basic Apps, and More News

Stalkers have ways of tracking you even without fancy malware, airport facial recognition is becoming more common, and WIRED has some advice on how to take the very best fireworks photos. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

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Opting out of facial recognition at the airport isn't easy.


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Flying this weekend? In at least 17 airports—if you're flying airlines that include Delta, JetBlue, American Airlines, and others—you may be asked to submit to a facial recognition scan in lieu of passport scanners before boarding. The Department of Homeland Security reports that the facial recognition program being deployed in airports will be able to scan 97 percent of commercial air passengers departing the US by 2023. Don't want your face to be part of the surveillance state database? You can still opt out by finding an airline representative and getting your passport scanned instead.

The simple way Apple and Google let domestic abusers stalk victims.

You know to be careful of malware when downloading new apps, but the apps needed to track you are already installed on your phone. Researchers have found that location-sharing features on popular apps like Apples’ Find My Friends and Google Maps can easily be abused, allowing anyone with physical access to your phone to track you without your knowledge.

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After Ivanka Trump's appearance at the G20 Summit in Japan this weekend, the internet is ablaze with Photoshopped images of Ivanka pasted into other images of historical impact under the hashtag #UnwantedIvanka. The thing is, it's her father who is copy-pasting her into historical moments she would typically not be involved in. Twitter is just joining in on the fun.

WIRED Recommends: How to take the best fireworks photos

You know your social feeds are about to explode with fireworks shots, but there are a few simple and easy ways to make sure yours stand out in the crowd. From cheap apps to handy gadgets and hacks, here's how to make your fireworks photos better than the rest.

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