Trading privacy for convenience

Thursday, 26 August 2004, 9:27 AM EST

Steve Daniels leaned forward for a machine to take a photo of his eye, then placed his right index finger on a small digital scanner. Instantly, a large black and white image of his fingerprint appeared on a screen. The image wiggled slightly as Daniels moved his finger.

"Wow!" he said.

Within seconds, Daniels, a computer consultant whose company is based in Annapolis, joined 125 other local travelers who signed up yesterday to become "registered travelers" at Reagan National Airport.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo at The Washington Post.

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