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Airports Increase Use of Beacons for Travelers

  • NBC News, Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:06 PM

If you're a tech-savvy traveler, you've probably used your smartphone to locate an airport gate, restroom or restaurant. Now, entering the busy holiday season, some airports and airlines are hoping to use your smartphone to find you. To do so, they're deploying small Bluetooth-powered beacons that recognize passing devices and deliver (presumably) appropriate information. Whether travelers want to receive those messages or not will likely determine whether they view such systems as enhancing their travel experiences or invading their privacy.

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