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ATM Plus KGB? New Russian Cash Machines Detect Lies

A new Russian ATM makes customers pay for lying: A voice-measured polygraph installed in Russia's state-run Sberbank's electronic tellers can tell if patrons are talking truth or hogwash in applying for a credit card or loan -- an anti-fraud weapon with roots in the old Soviet Union.

The Gym Wants My Fingerprints: A Biometric Dilemma

If your gym wants to use your fingerprints as a biometric ID to save you the trouble of carrying a membership card, is this a good thing? National chain 24-Hour Fitness is hoping to use your most unchangeable identifier to get you to the Stairmaster a bit faster, but is it worth the risk?