Theme Park Sign: Biometrics Is NOT a Fingerprint

This picture is making the twitter rounds, apparently taken at a Six Flags theme park:

This sign is supposed to allay park-goer privacy fears that fingerprints could potentially be stolen and misused.

Technically, the sign is correct; fingerprint scanners typically read/store numerical data, not pictures.

However, do you think this disarms fear of misuse? If you explained biometrics this way to your customers, would this help relax their apprehension?

Login to read this IPVM discussion.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

**** ** **** *********** **********, ** *** *********. **** ** it's '****' * '************ **************', ** ** ***** ** ***'****************. ** *** **** *** ********* **** **** ** ******* your *********** **** '****', *** ***** ****** **** **** (** least * **** ***** ************* **) ***'* **** ***********.

*'** **** **** ************ ******, ** ******* ** ** ************.

+*

******. **********, ***** * ****=*********** ************** ** ******* **** ****** (numbers)

** *** *********,** *** '**********'** *** **** ****** ** *** ******, ** *** ***** really ******** ** * *******, ******** ***** ************, *.*. ********* **********, **** **** *** ************ of *******, ** ******* ********, ** * ***-******** ******, **** would **** **** ** ***** **** *** (**?) ********** ** effectively **** *** **** **** *******, (**** *** *** ****** to *** *** ******'* ****). *** *** *** *** *** of *** ***** ** ** **** * ****** ** ****** in **** *******'* *** ****.

** * ***** ** ***** ** ******, *** **** ******** to **** ********* **** **** ** *** *********, ***** *** 20 **********, *** ** ***** *** ********** ** *** ***** at *** ****:

****** **-***, ** ****** ***** ** ******* ***** ** **** data **** **** *** ********** *** **** *** ****** ** **** ******* **********, ***, most ***********, *** ***************** **** *****, **** ***** **** *** ****** **** ** six-flags ******* *********.

**********.*** ********* **** ** *** ****

#* ** *** **** **** - "**** *** *** ****** Biometrics?

************* *** ***** ***** ****** ** *** ******. -----> *********** ***** **** *****!

**** *** **** *** ***** *** *** **** *** ***** Strikes *** **** **** ***** *** **** ****** ****** *** the **** **** ** *****, ***** ****...

** **** **

***, ** * *** ***** ** *** **** ***** *** an ******* *** ** * ******* **** **********, * ***** argue **** *** **** ** *** **** **** **** "********** *** ****** ***** *** ************"**** *** ***** ****:

************ *** *** ************* ****** ************** *** *** ************.***** ** *** *********** *** **** *****. **** ** *** same *** **** *** ********:

***** ** **** ** ***** *** ****** ** ******* *** ***** **** ****** ** *** ** *** * lunch ****, *** ****** **** ** **** ************ ** ** not ********* ** * *****.

*** ** *** **** ** ****** ****** **** ************in *** here is****** ********************,***** ** ******* ******** **** *** ***** *** ****** *******.* Re-direct, ********* *****?

**** **** * **** ** ***** **** ** ** ** obscene ****** ** ***** ** **** ** *****.

**: "*** ********* ** * ****!"

[******* ****** ** ***** *********; ***** ****** *****, ******* ***** to **** ** ******]

[***** ******** ********* *** ********** ******* **** ****** *********** ********** and ** ***** ** ****** *********]

**: "**. ********* - ***'* ** **** **** ** ***** to *** ***** '******' **** ******, **** ******** ** ******************** ** ********?"

[********* ****** ** ******* *** ****** '*****' ****'* ************]

**: (******* ********* ***) "****** ****** *** ******** **. ********* - *** ** **?"

[********* ******** ** *****]

**: "**** *****! ****** ****** *** ******* ** ****** *** question!"

[******* *******; ****** ******* ** ***** ********; ********* ********* - judge ******* ******* ** ****** ********]

*********: "****** ***** *** *** ************!"

[***** ******* **********; ***** ****** *****; * **** ** ******** Signmaker ** * ******* *******]

[***** ********** ******* **** **** ***** *******.. ********, ***; ******* witness ** ****** ********]

*********: "***!" ** **** ** **** *** ***** *********** ** we *** ******* *** **** ****** ******** ** ******** ******* of ****** ******!"

[******* ******* **********]

**: "*****.... *** ***** **** **** ***** ******* **** **** though **** ****** ***** ******************** ** ******* ***** '****** **** ******', **** *** ***'* keep *** ******* *********** ** **** ********?

*********: "***, **** ** *******"

[* **** *** **** **** ** **** ********* ****** **********, like *** ******* **** **** *** ***** *** ****]

**: "* *********.... [********, ********* *****] **, ***** *** ***** that [**** ** ******* ****; ********** ****** ** * ********] mapping **** ****** **** ****** ******** *** ******* ** ** fingerprinted?"

[***** ******* **********]

*********: "*** ***'* **********! ** ****..."

**: "*** ** **?!"

*********: "*** *** ****** ** ******* **! * ** ****** to **** ***..."

[* ******; ******* *** ********* ********; *********]

**: "**** *** ***** ******* ****** ************ ** ***** ** create *** **** ****** **** *** [******** ***] ************** ** your *******?!"

*********: "***! ***..."

**: ***** *** **. *********! [** ******** *******] "**** *******."

**: "** *********, **** *****!"

[******* **** ** ****** ********* ******; *** *********'* ********** ****** changes **** ********** ** *********, ** ** ******** ***** **** the ******** ******* **** ** ***** ******** ** *** *** down **** *** *****.]

**: "******, ** ** ***** ****** *** *****, *** ******* would **** ** ****** *** ******** ** *** ********* ******** Alliance ** *** *****!"

*****: "** **** *** ****** **** *****, *** *********** *** do *** ****** **** *****, *'* ****** *** ***** *** not *** **** *** *** ******** *** ******* *** ** your '*******' ***********!"

**: "**** *****, * ******* ** *** ***** ***** ***** me **.."

[*** ******** ***** ******* *** **** ******* ** *** *****; only *** *** ********* ******* **** *** ****** *** ******** voices ** ********: ********* ********** * "********" *** "*-**** ******", and * ******* **** **** ****** ** "******* *********", *** all ** ****. ***** ************* ****** *** ******* ** ****** the *******]

**: "****** ***** **** **** *** ********** *** *** *****, and *** * ****** *** *** **** *** *** ***** under ****."

*******: "*** *******, ******** ** **, ** *** ** ********."

**: "**. *******, ** **** ***** ********* *** ******* **** you ********* ******** ** ******* ** *** ** **************, ***** also *** *** ********** ** ******* **-*** ****** ** *** fingerprints ********** ** ** *******. *** **** ******* ** **** this **** ** ********* ***** ** *** **** **** *** scan *** *********. ** **** ** ** **** * ****** if *** ******'* **** ******* ** *** ******* **** *** east **** ** ********* *:**** **** *******, ** **** ** fingerphone?"

*******: "**** *****, **** * **** ** * ******..., ** there ** **! **! * *** *** ******* *** ******** this *******, **** *** *** * *****!" [***** ** ********** with ******** ** ******* ******** ** *** **** ** *** screen, *** * ****** ********* ******* ** *** *****]

**: "*** *** ***** **** *** ** ******** ** ** showing ****** ************* ********** ** *** **********. *** *** ***** further **** [****** ******* ***** ** *** ********* ***** *** breath], **** * *** *********** ************! [***** ******** ******, *********** ******, ***** ***** *** *****, threatens ** ***** *****] ** ***'* ** **** **** **** system *** ***** **************'******* *** *** **** ******** ** ***** **** ***** *** would *** ** **** *** ******?" [**** **** *** ******* is ***** "*** * *** ** **** **** ** *** eyes!"] "**** *** *** *** ***'* ******** ******* ******* * fingerscam *******, ***** *** **** ******** '******' ****** ** *** another's ****. ***'* **** **** ***?"

*******:[****** ** *****, **** ** *****] "** ****'* ******** ** be **** ****, ** **** ***** ** ******* ** **** time, **** ** ****, *** ****? ** ***** **** ** a ********* ****. ****** ***** **** **********, *** **** ***** think **! *** **** **** ***** ****. ****** ********** ********* *** * ****** ** ******** ************* ***** **** us ******* *** **** ** **** ********** * ****** ***** datapoint. *** ** **** ** ****'* ****** ******* ** ******* that ****** ****** *** ********* ** **********, *** *** **** was **** ******* *** ** ***** ****. ****** *** **** that *** ********* *** ******* ** ** **** **, **** at **, *** *** ** ******* *** **** **!"

*****:"*'** ***** ****** **** ***, ******* ******* *** ********* *** take **. ******* **** ******* ** ****."

[***** *****, **** ********, ***** ******** *****, ******* ******, ******* closes?]

***. * ***** *** ** **** ******** *** *** ************ against * ******** ******** ** *** ***** ***** ********, **** would ** ********* ** *** ****** ** ******** **** *** LA ***********.