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FINGERS SCANNED

Customers of a German supermarket chain will soon be able to pay by placing a finger on a scanner at the checkout. An Edeka store in the southwest town of Ruelzheim has tried the technology and now the company plans to equip its stores across the region. "All customers need to do is register once with their identity card and bank details, then they can shop straight away," said store manager Roland Fitterer. The scanner compares the shopper's fingerprint with those stored in its database along with the account details.