Chicago Libraries to Require ID Check for Internet Use One Chicago suburb will soon require patrons who want to surf the Internet from public libraries to prove their identity with a fingerprint. Naperville library officials say it's an extra security measure to ensure people using library computers are who they say they are. But privacy advocates say fingerprinting is too extreme; they prefer other, less intrusive measures.
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Chicago Libraries to Require ID Check for Internet Use

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Chicago Libraries to Require ID Check for Internet Use

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One Chicago suburb will soon require patrons who want to surf the Internet from public libraries to prove their identity with a fingerprint. Naperville library officials say it's an extra security measure to ensure people using library computers are who they say they are. But privacy advocates say fingerprinting is too extreme; they prefer other, less intrusive measures.