Suburban Chicago Public Library To Install Fingerprint Scanners on Public PCs

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 23, 2005

As reported by the Chicago Tribune on May 20, 2005 (and cited in American Libraries Online, with another article in the Washington Post), this summer, the Naperville, Illinois public library will install biometric scanners on their 130 PCs with web access.

  • Related article from UPI today, on an analysis of biometrics published in the May 13, 2005 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that determined the rate of false negatives for the Dept. of Homeland Security’s US-VISIT biometric fingerscan technology is around 47%.
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