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Is 'vein-scanning' the new fingerprinting?

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One Japanese company has created a new biometrics system that identifies people by scanning their veins. They believe results are harder to falsify than iris or fingerprint scanning.

Hitachi is trying out the technology in the company's on-site shops and some Japanese banks have already adopted it.

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