Fingerprint reader technology is increasingly used for making purchases, a technology that some find convenient and others find invasive.
Fingerprint reader technology is increasingly used for making purchases, a technology that some find convenient while others find disturbing.
Doctors’ offices, schools and even 24 Hour Fitness are utilizing the technology.
Jann Carson at the ACLU of Oregon is concerned people are giving away their future rights to privacy by casually surrendering their unique identifiers today.
“Creative minds start thinking of other uses, all sold for really great consumer reasons right? ‘We’re just going to streamline.'” she said. “What are the uses of this information? Is it going to be information about me that’s shared? Is it going to be stored forever?”
24 Hour Fitness isn’t making anyone sign up.
“We want you to be comfortable,” said [club manager Ron] Thomas. Plus, the fingerprint reader creates “a mathematical formula of the fingerprint, not an actual scan,” said Thomas.
Read more at KGW.