Oct 242009
 
 October 24, 2009  Surveillance, U.S.

Byron Acohido reports:

Americans are willing to have their thumbprints and eyeballs scanned to keep cybercriminals from stealing their sensitive data, according to survey results released this week.

Of the 583 respondents polled by tech consulting firm Unisys and Leiberman Research,  93% said they would be interested in using fingerprinting to secure their data; 58% said they would be willing to provide biometric data to merchants and financial institutions to verify their identity.

Read more on USA Today.

  One Response to “Americans willing to scan thumbprints, eyes for cybersecurity”

  1. These Unisys statistics should be taken with a grain of salt.

    It would appear that there’s some marketing ploy behind these them as Unisys released similar statistics in Australia. I wonder what they’re up to.

    Are they offering fingerprint ATMs or other such devices to the banks? Who knows?

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