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Face recognition nabs fake passport user at US airport

WASHINGTON: Facial recognition technology was credited with the arrest this week of a man attempting to use a fake passport to enter the United States at Washington's Dulles airport, officials said. Officials said that on the third day of deployment of the new technology, border agents were able to determine that the man was using a fake French passport. US Customs and Border Protection, part of the Department of Homeland Security, said Dulles is one of 14 "early adopter airports" using facial recognition technology…

No harm in undergoing security check at airports, says PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has dismissed the criticism on his security check at an airport in the United States of America during his recent private visit and said there was no harm in following the rules and regulations of the country and to undergo such screening. The video of PM Abbasi undergoing routine security check at the US airport went viral on the social media a week ago, prompting online debate on 'mistreatment' of the Pakistan's dignitary, while some asserted that it's a rule of foreign…

US bans electronic devices on flights from 10 countries

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travellers coming to the United States from 10 airports mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats. The Department of Homeland Security will require passengers coming to the United States from airports in Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Morocco and Qatar to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone such as tablets,…