I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.
You Think We've Got "Big Brother" Problems....
Pubs in Britain scanning customers' fingerprints
to control access.
Revellers in a British town are to have their fingerprints scanned when they enter pubs and clubs in a scheme aimed at weeding out drunken troublemakers.
The "In Touch" project is the first of its kind in Britain.
Biometric finger-scanning machines have been installed at six venues in Yeovil, southwest England. Clubbers will be asked to have their right index finger scanned and show picture identification to register on the system.
The data is then stored on a computer network which other pubs and clubs in the scheme can access so that information on louts can be passed on quickly.
"It will identify those who have previously been intent on causing trouble," said Sergeant Jackie Gold, of Avon and Somerset Police.
Now that's scary.