The Authorizer

With all the money governments and companies are dumping into biometrics these days, we weren't all that surprised to read about "The Authorizer", a tiny square of film designed to sit in the middle of a cellphone's touch pad and be used to identify you by your fingerprint when you make online purchases using your cellphone to. Cross Match Technologies, a Florida-based company, plans to push The Authorizer into production this fall, but we're wondering if any manufactuers will bother to put these into their handsets since people aren't really using their cellphones as platinum cards yet.