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Biometric identity cards considered (physically) harmful May. 7th, 2004 01:42 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3693375.stm

From: ciphergoth
Date: May 7th, 2004 - 12:45 pm (Link)
From: wechsler
Date: May 7th, 2004 - 12:48 pm (Link)
Un-person them, probably.
From: purplerabbits
Date: May 7th, 2004 - 01:05 pm (Link)
I followed the link saying "Find products and vendors related to goat." but there weren't any - wah! Obviously a missed opportunity by the coloured contact lens manufacturers...
From: venta
Date: May 7th, 2004 - 01:16 pm (Link)
Hmm. It's "considered harmful" by an MP, who thinks it might induce epilepsy, rather than by anyone qualified to do the considering.

Also, the headline "Long lashes thwart ID scan trial" seems a bit unreasonable; the company reckoned on a 7% failure rate due to such things, and so far they're seeing a 4% failure. That's hardly quality thwarting.

I'd dearly like to see anything related to the ID card scheme fail and fall over, but this does strike me as really quite biased reporting.
From: reddragdiva
Date: May 7th, 2004 - 02:03 pm (Link)
I think the point is that 4% is still really a bit shit. Just because they think 7% is acceptable doesn't mean it would be workable.
From: adjectivemarcus
Date: May 7th, 2004 - 01:22 pm (Link)
So, if 4-7 of every 100 people can't get an iris scanned and builders who work with cement don't have deep enough fingerprints, what the hell are the 4-7% of builders supposed to do when they want to take the kiddies to Disneyland?

The poor children! I wonder if anyone's thinking of them!
From: purplerabbits
Date: May 7th, 2004 - 02:36 pm (Link)
Staff will probably rely on photo ID for the long lashed builders...
From: adjectivemarcus
Date: May 7th, 2004 - 03:04 pm (Link)
Excellent! (c: