While we're aware of the
occasional incident "in da club" featuring a firearm-bearing-celebrity, we've been blissfully ignorant of the
fact that clubbing these days has apparently gotten so dangerous that a market has sprung up for nightlife-specific
biometric security solutions. Well Wired is reporting that besides the fingerprint recognition system that a company
called Food Service Solutions is pitching to alcohol retailers, an even more ambitious facial recognition system is
about to be deployed in U.S. bars and clubs by a 24-year-old entrepreneur named Jeff Dussich. Dussich's company, JAD
Communications and Security, is promoting its BioBouncer package as a way for communities to identify habitual
troublemakers by using a Vegas-like database of blacklisted individuals that is shared among local establishments.
BioBouncer costs $7,500 for the initial hardware, software, and setup, and $6000 per year for support, which presumably
means access to the networked "rogue's gallery." Not surprisingly, privacy groups such as the EFF are opposed
to BioBouncer and similar systems,citing both their questionable accuracy and potential for misuse.