Oct 022010
 
 October 2, 2010  Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Connie Llanos reports:

Los Angeles Unified officials hope a new plan allowing students to purchase school meals with a simple press of a finger will save money, speed up long cafeteria lines and reduce the headaches caused by forgotten lunch money.

But the controversial finger scan ID system, already tested and dropped by at least one school district in California and banned in some states, has faced opposition from parents and civil liberties groups worried about student privacy.

Read more on Contra Costa Times.

Maybe the kids can stick their fingers up their noses before they swipe the pad… that should muck things up nicely.

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