Aussie arrivals to face new heights of security checks
A SECURITY crackdown scouring overseas travellers’ social media for terror links and checking their identities with global criminal databases could be a reality at Australian airports.
The Home Affairs Department is considering rolling out the new technology, which can use biometrics and facial recognition to instantly scan passengers’ identities with Interpol, no-fly lists and criminal databases around the world.
The company was awarded a $44 million contract by the Department of Home Affairs earlier this year to upgrade facial recognition scanners, which will be active by early 2019.
LineSight scrutinises social media accounts through a combination of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, which can be combined with the new facial recognition scans to give customs agents the power to instantly probe passengers.
Mr Altabef said the technology worked by accessing international databases which prompt an alert if a passenger has a criminal history abroad or whether their social media histories reveal inconsistencies with the information they give at customs.
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