This Conversation Between Jet Blue Airline and a Passenger About Facial Recognition Is Pretty Scary

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If you’re someone who harbors a deep love for conspiracy theories and believes we shouldn’t trust anything (or at least, not everything) the government tells us on a daily, well…you might not want to read this post.

Because even though on the surface it looks like a simple Twitter conversation between a passenger and Jet Blue airline, in truth, it’s something much, much creepier.

Like, the government has your facial image and can share it without your consent creepy.

The passenger in question is MacKenzie Fegan. She went to the airport and was in line to board her flight, ready with her boarding pass in hand.

But it turned out she didn’t need it – all she had to do was look into camera. No one asked her for her pass. No one asked her if she wanted to opt out or in to whatever was going on. And MacKenzie went along, because that’s what we do when we’ve been trained to keep the line moving and people are waiting.

She started to think about it later, though, and sent the company a tweet.

The ensuing thread should make each and every one of us wonder what’s ours, what can the government claim without asking, and how will things like our images be used without our consent.

Not that there’s anything we can do about it, apparently, but…the more you know?