Reuters reports that the Meiya College of International Studies at Hunan University in China spent 250,00 yuan ($32,360) last year to install fingerprint scanners in over 30 of its classrooms in order to prevent truancy. Now, students are required to “check in” by placing their thumb on the scanner. However, not everyone is happy about this development. Previously professors would manually take attendance, but this process was easy to circumvent in addition to taking away from class time. Now, some students believe that in addition to being a violation of trust, the information could be used for other purposes…

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070424/tc_nm/china_scanners_dc;_ylt=Ai9MYQyzj6CirThToGqHamJT.3QA

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