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04/22/2003 Archived Entry: "Small town Big Brother"


PLUMSTED, N.J. -- The biggest security breach in recent memory in this small central New Jersey school district happened when a parent forgot to sign in at the office before delivering cupcakes to a child's classroom.

So it was somewhat of a surprise when the Plumsted district's three schools became the test site for a cutting-edge eye recognition security system designed to keep out strangers.

As NewsDay reports, this most recent mix of Mayberry and the Matrix -- a spanking new iris-recognition system -- comes to us courtesy of a grant from the U.S. Justice Department, which itself exists courtesy of the American taxpayer.

Posted by Claire @ 09:18 AM CST

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