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Payment by Fingerprint - A Good Thing?
    #3920217 - 03/15/05 10:45 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

PAYMENT BY FINGERPRINT - A GOOD THING?

Feb 09, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.com

by Michael J. Ross

While politicians in Washington, DC dream up new ways to collect our fingerprints and our tax payments, free-market participants in Washington state are putting into practice a new method that makes it easy for shoppers to use their fingerprints to pay for purchases.

Thriftway (http://www.thriftway.com/), a grocery chain which bills itself as "Washington's Food Store", is seeing greater acceptance of a payment system developed by Pay By Touch (http://www.paybytouch.com/), and first deployed in its Seattle location during 2002. Each shopper at their stores is now able to use nothing more than their fingerprint to verify their identity and pay for their purchase using a credit card previously registered with the store.

The system is proving to be quite popular with Thriftway's patrons, who are increasingly using and even demanding the new payment approach -- likely because it is fast and convenient, as well as being a technological novelty. In fact, one customer even drove 400 miles simply to use the new technology.

The President of the firm, Paul Kapioski, noted that they are gaining more customers who are interested in trying out the system, as well as winning the trust of senior citizens, who appreciate the additional security of not having to carry money to the stores.

Paying by fingerprint has its unattractive side - popular culture associates fingerprinting with criminals. But Thriftway has not experienced a single fraudulent transaction during the 2 1/2 years that the new payment ...................Full Article www.FreeMarketNews.com


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Re: Payment by Fingerprint - A Good Thing? [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3920269 - 03/15/05 11:08 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

Fuck that shit. There's no way in hell I would participate in something so Orwellian.


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Re: Payment by Fingerprint - A Good Thing? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3920274 - 03/15/05 11:11 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

says the DEA agent


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Re: Payment by Fingerprint - A Good Thing? [Re: CJay]
    #3920278 - 03/15/05 11:16 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

I have no problem using Orwellian tactics during my busts of stinking hippies....but I don't think I should have to endure that same stuff.


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Re: Payment by Fingerprint - A Good Thing? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3920283 - 03/15/05 11:18 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

:lol:

undeniable logic


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Re: Payment by Fingerprint - A Good Thing? [Re: CJay]
    #3920785 - 03/15/05 01:44 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

Time to start a severed digit collection...


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Re: Payment by Fingerprint - A Good Thing? [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3920815 - 03/15/05 01:56 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

Thank God I don't have hands or arms....ha ha suckers...


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Re: Payment by Fingerprint - A Good Thing? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #3920992 - 03/15/05 02:47 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

Be easier to rob someone with a system implemented on fingerprints. (In way of no pin #'s)

In addition... I suspect we would have a lot more violence as a result of this. It's simple enough to steal a Credit Card without hurting someone.... now, to get a fingerprint...


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Re: Payment by Fingerprint - A Good Thing? [Re: SWEDEN]
    #3921851 - 03/15/05 06:24 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

SWEDEN said:
Time to start a severed digit collection...




I'm way ahead of ya, kid.


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Re: Payment by Fingerprint - A Good Thing? [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3923388 - 03/16/05 12:00 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

We can use the prints like a username, and gestures as a password.


People can pay for their groceries by slangin' gang signs.


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Re: Payment by Fingerprint - A Good Thing? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #3923537 - 03/16/05 12:33 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

:lol:


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"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


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