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Trigger Finger: Apple Fires Biometrics Into the Mainstream

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Home button iPhone 5S

The exploded view of the home button which doubles as a fingerprint sensor is seen on an image of the new iPhone 5S at Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California, September 10, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Stephen Lam

By adding a fingerprint scanner to its newest mobile phone, Apple Inc. is offering a tantalizing glimpse of a future where your favorite gadget might become a biometric pass to the workplace, mobile commerce or real-world shopping and events.

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