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Submission Summary: 0 pending, 8 declined, 1 accepted (9 total, 11.11% accepted)

Privacy

Submission + - Read fingerprints from 6 meters away 1 1

Burdell writes: A new startup has technology to read fingerprints from up to 6 meters away. IDair currently sells to the military, but they are beta testing it with a chain of 24-hour fitness centers that want to restrict sharing of access cards. IDair also wants to sell this to retail stores and credit card companies as a replacement for physical cards. Lee Tien from the EFF notes that the security of such fingerprint databases is a privacy concern.

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