* Your fingerprint, iris or face will become the only ID you’ll need for transactions.
Delta Air Lines, along with JetBlue is testing facial and fingerprint-recognition technology to replace boarding passes, with an eye toward both improved security and flow of humans through crowded airports, Bloomberg reports.
* The number of homeless people in Los Angeles County has hit a new record based on data kept since 2007, with nearly 58,000 people without permanent shelter on a given night. – Newser
The Los Angeles Times reports that the 23% spike over 2016, described as “staggering” and “scary” by those involved in fighting homelessness, came despite stepped-up efforts to keep vulnerable people in their homes.
The challenge, say officials, is how to expand efforts amid the area’s sky-high housing costs. “We can’t let rents double every year,” LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said.
The median monthly price for a one-bedroom apartment is $1,995.
Data shows at least 2 million LA and Orange County households shell out more than 30% of their paychecks on housing.
“Our city is in the midst of an extraordinary homelessness crisis that needs an extraordinary response,”
New York City is home to the most homeless people, with 74,000 in 2016.