The Myth of Airport Biometrics

privacy       2002-08-09 
If you're an international traveler looking to shave a few minutes off your trip, San Francisco International Airport has just the machine for you.
In the airport's new international terminal, the INS has installed a number of ATM-like machines designed to take precise measurements of your hand, confirm your identity and whisk you through U.S. customs without so much as a "What is the purpose of your visit?" from the folks at Immigration.