Most Americans are more than willing to use their own bodies - or at least parts of them - as a form of identification in their everyday activities. The use of biometrics, it appears, doesn't frighten a majority of connected Americans.
That's the takeaway from a just-released survey by IT integrator Unisys.
A majority of Americans polled say they'd provide personal biometric information - an iris scan, fingerprint, voice print - to enter airport terminals, conduct banking transactions and do business with government.
Sixty percent of Americans polled say they'd provide personal biometric information - an iris scan, fingerprint, voice print - to enter airport terminals; 57 percent, conduct banking transactions; and 53 percent, transact business with government.
Oddly, these Americans feel less comfortable with sharing their biometrics with employers; only 46 percent say they'd furnish biometrics to access their employers' computer systems. And, though, many users share intimate details about their lives on the likes of Facebook and YouTube, only one in five would provide a biometric to log on to a social network...