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A slew of recent news related to airline and rideshare companies tapping into biometric identification -- like fingerprints, faces, other unique body parts -- seems like it just means an easier way to board your flight. But beyond the surface, giving corporations and the government this much access to sensitive data poses a major privacy threat.

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Video: Using three of Teenage Engineering's tiny Pocket Operators all playing at the same time, YouTuber tubesockor masterfully performs a near perfect recreation of the sountrack to Delta, a legendary Commodore 64 game that dates back to 1987. But what's more impressive than how authentic the rendition sounds, is how quickly tubesockor's fingers have to fly across those little buttons.

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A BuzzFeed intern and NYU senior recently claimed to have hacked Delta's paperless boarding pass system by changing just one digit in a URL. "On Delta, you can change the URL of your boarding pass and get someone else's boarding pass," Dani Grant wrote in a Medium post. "Even if they're on a different airline." This seems crazy.

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To promote the fact that Delta has added USB ports to every seat on its long-haul international flights, the airline installed these clever ads -- as spotted by Laughing Squid's Scott Beale -- in New York Uber taxis, giving them powered USB ports too so that passengers can recharge their phones.

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Last year, Delta Air Lines cancelled fewer flights than any other airline, scratching just 0.3 per cent of its flights. That's more than five times better than the industry average. It's an obsession for Delta, an airline that once ranked near rock-bottom for cancellations, and as The Wall Street Journal explains, the company strives for zero-cancellation days in some very unorthodox ways.

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Virgin America, the airline that invented the sassy in-flight safety video, has rolled out a brand new sassy in-flight safety video: a live-action musical number. It's still heads and shoulders above most airlines, but is it the best?

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There was plenty to be angry about this year; the Gulf Oil Spill, assaults on net neutrality, Mark Zuckerberg winning Time's Person of the Year. Check out the best rants from our most irate writers in 2010.