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Friday, May 20, 2005

Library to require fingerprints to use PCs

This bothers me in so many ways. If someone is coming in to use a public resource, what does matter who they are. This also makes me ask the next question, how long before they require fingerprints to check out books? A scary slippery slope indeed!

Library to Require Fingerprint to Use PCs FearUncertaintyDoubt writes "Three libraries in Naperville, IL, soon will start requiring patrons who use the library's PCs to provide a fingerprint scan. The article says, ' Library officials say the added security is necessary to ensure people who are using the computers are who they say they are. Officials promise to protect the confidentiality of the fingerprint records.'"

(Via Slashdot.)


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