2-Fingerprint Border ID System Called Inadequate (washingtonpost.com)
Rep. Jim Turner (D-Tex.) wrote that a study by researchers at Stanford University concluded the two-finger system “is no more than 53 percent effective in matching fingerprints with poor image quality against the government’s biometric terrorist watch-list.” Turner said the system falls far short of keeping the country secure.
Its not clear to me why they use this system, which a great many people (correctly) feel treats all visitors to the US as criminals, and now turns out to be inaccurate. A hand-geometry system would be more accurate, harder to alter, and less offensive.
(From 2-Fingerprint Border ID System Called Inadequate (washington post).)