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Rise Of Fingerprint Scanners Raises Security Questions05:40

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Fingerprint recognition technology is replacing passwords in smartphones, key fobs and many other consumer products. But how safe is it? Unlike resetting a password, regaining control of biometric data can be complicated. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO of Next Biometrics, about the future of his industry.

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