Microsoft Puts Fingerprint Readers Into Hardware in Off-Topic Rampancy Posted September 8, 2004 Yeah... biometrics are pretty cool. They can also tell if you've just sliced the thumb off the CEO and are trying to get to his files. You can get other biometric devices already on the market. That's why you take the whole hand. Hehe... no, taking the whole hand isn't the answer either.. you have to take a whole living CEO under duress. I'd be less paranoid about biometric information than all the other ways you can be tracked. For starters, it's a choice.. as an admin you can chose to use it or not. It's there to make your life easier or more secure.. if you want to use passwords.. fine.. no big deal. Everytime you log in can be tracked and broadcast. Wherever you go can be tracked and broadcast. Whatever you look at, how long you look at it and where you came from *is* tracked. When you go to the grocery store, and chose to use your shoppers card, the patterns of what you buy can/are tracked. Pay for it via credit card or debit card? Tracked. Drive/walk/bobsled to and from the store, take a look at various lamp-posts, store fixtures etc... you're being videoed. Cellphones? Insecure communications... cordless phone? Even a bored amature can listen in to what you have to say. And that just scratched the surface of what you have to be paranoid about.