CLEAR "Security Vulnerabilities" Questioned by Congress

By Conor Healy, Published Jan 10, 2023, 08:29pm EST (Info+)

Senior members of the House Committee on Homeland Security questioned the TSA after being informed of "security vulnerabilities related to identity verification" with CLEAR biometric identity verification systems used at airport security checkpoints nationwide.

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The letter, obtained by IPVM, demands that the TSA "immediately require all passengers" to go through ordinary TSA identity checks in order to "ensure the accurate vetting of passengers against terrorist watchlists." No parties would confirm if that would indeed happen.

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*********, ** **** **** ******** ****** to **? * ***'* *** ***** passengers ****** * **** *** ****** the **** *** ******** ** ********.

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