May 15, 2002
Where the future is being made today

Shoppers can now pay for groceries at some area Kroger stores with a new point-of-sale system that uses fingerprints to associate a customer with an account. This came out of a since-abandoned pilot program in Texas to use fingerprint identification to cut down on food stamp fraud. The state got Kroger on board as a participant in the pilot program, and they have continued with it.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 15, 2002 to Technology, science, and math