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Device Detects Drug Use Via Fingerprints 224

Posted by samzenpus
from the giving-it-the-finger-test dept.
cylonlover writes "Fingerprints have been used to confirm or determine peoples' identities for over one hundred years now, but new technology is allowing them to be put to another use — drug testing. Intelligent Fingerprinting (a spin-off company affiliated with the UK's University of East Anglia) has just unveiled a prototype portable device that can detect the presence of illicit drugs or other substances in a person's system by analyzing the sweat in their fingerprints."
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  • by paiute (550198) on Friday November 11, 2011 @08:39AM (#38021838)

    While not necessarily going to jail, you'll at least be going on foot for quite a while in Germany as this will cost you your driver's licence. Yes, even if that joint was a week ago. They won't take the licence because you were under the influence, but because even thinking about taking drugs shows that you are morally unfit for driving. Godwin's law will be invoked in


  • by Larryish (1215510) <[moc.liamg] [ta] [hsiyrral]> on Friday November 11, 2011 @09:20AM (#38022170)

    Land of the Flea, Home of the Slave?

    To the tune of Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A.":

    I was born in America,
    Where I'm often told I'm free.

    I voted for the piece of shit
    who told that lie to me.

    And I'll gladly stand up next to you
    At the all-you-can-eat buffet.

    I can't afford
    To move abroad...

    Trapped in the U.S.A.

    I can't afford
    To move abroad...

    Trapped in the U.S.A.

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