(David Transier)

Alaska Airlines Testing Fingerprint Scanning For Members-Only Club Access

Things are getting a bit more personal at Alaska Airlines. Travelers can now enter the airline’s member-only lounge by scanning their fingerprints rather than showing identification. [More]

GameStop Bonus: Trade In Video Game, Get Your Fingerprints Uploaded To National Database For Free

GameStop Bonus: Trade In Video Game, Get Your Fingerprints Uploaded To National Database For Free

Trading in an old video game isn’t that complicated. Once you finally figure out what you did with the box (it’s under the old coffee mug) and get the cat hair off the disc and put the two together, it’s just a matter of bringing it down to your local GameStop and getting your pennies back so you can buy another game. But in one city, GameStop now won’t just collect your old games — they collect your fingerprints along with them, too. [More]

24 Hour Fitness Rolling Out Fingerprint-Based ID Entry System

24 Hour Fitness Rolling Out Fingerprint-Based ID Entry System

Gym chain 24 Hour Fitness is getting some attention for a new program that uses members’ fingerprints to replace the gym’s existing photo ID system. [More]

Bank Of America Asks Armless Man For Thumbprint

Bank Of America Asks Armless Man For Thumbprint

A Florida man was unable to cash a Bank of America check because the bank required a thumbprint, and he had no arms.

Would You Buy Groceries With A Fingerprint?

Would You Buy Groceries With A Fingerprint?

Jewel-Osco, a Midwest supermarket, introduced a biometric payment system. After signing up and associating your fingerprint with your credit card, you can buy groceries just by pushing your finger on a reader at checkout and entering your “search number.”