Scanners protect World Cup Aussies: photos

Scanners protect World Cup Aussies: photos

Summary: Fingerprint scanning gates are being used by tour group the Fanatics to control entry and exit to the Durban Cricket Ground, which has been converted into a "tent city" for around 1200 Socceroos fans during the World Cup in South Africa.


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  • (Credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia)

    Six fingerprint scanners such as this one were rented by the Fanatics tour group to control access to the camp.

  • (Credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia)

    Fans said the biometric scanners made them feel safer and found it more convenient because they didn't have a room key to lose.

Topics: Security, Emerging Tech, Health, Privacy, After Hours

Munir Kotadia

About Munir Kotadia

Munir first became involved with online publishing in 1998 when he joined ZDNet UK and later moved into print publishing as Chief Reporter for IT Week, part of ZDNet UK, a weekly trade newspaper targeted at Enterprise IT managers. He later moved back into online publishing as Senior News Reporter for ZDNet UK.

Munir was recognised as Australia's Best Technology Columnist at the 5th Annual Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards 2007. In the previous year he was named Best News Journalist at the Consensus IT Writers Awards.

He no longer uses his Commodore 64.

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