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From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 14:26:43 -0500

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From: Frode Hegland <frode () hyperwords net>
Date: November 13, 2006 2:17:09 PM EST
To: Dave Farber <dave () farber net>
Subject: web: BBC NEWS | Magazine | Under the thumb?

How things are progressing here in the UK:

"Hiring a car can now mean leaving a fingerprint. And check-out staff are scanning the customers as well as the shopping. Biometrics are entering every day life.

Getting your fingerprints taken would once have meant only one thing. You were helping the police with their inquiries. Now such "biometric" identification is entering the mainstream of every day life.

If you want to hire a car at Stansted Airport, you now need to give a fingerprint."


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