CNET News Daily Podcast: Senators push biometric ID cards

Sens. Schumer and Graham present their plan to President Obama for a mandatory national ID card containging fingerprint, hand, or iris scan that all employers would be required to verify.

Two U.S. senators met with President Obama on Thursday to push for a national ID card with biometric information such as a fingerprint, hand scan, or iris scan that all employers would be required to verify.

Also in today's podcast: Google could announce next week it's pulling out of China; the Large Hadron Collider gets back up to speed; Microsoft pulls the Bing iPhone app from overseas iTunes Stores.


Today's stories:

Senators push Obama for biometric national ID card

Report: Google to leave China on April 10

LHC takes a step closer to full power

U.S. wind power growing fast but still lags

Microsoft pulls Bing iPhone app outside U.S.

Don't forget the 'public' in public transportation

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.


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