Saturday, May 6, 2006

Naperville library scraps fingerprint scanning plans

Very interesting. Last year, Naperville’s announcement that it would require fingerprint scans in order to get Internet access landed our fair city on the front pages of Slashdot, not to mention a host of newspapers around the country. Now, a year later, it appears that the plan’s dead.

The library’s saying it’s a software compatibility issue, not a civil liberties issue.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for noting this Rick. The library might not think it's a civil rights issues, but if you were without a permanent home at the moment and didn't own a computer and had to subject yourself to fingerprints every single time you went to check your email, you probably would find somewhere else to go if you could.