Carroll County, Md., School Superintendent Stephen Guthrie said this week that school cafeterias would discontinue the use of palm-scanning technology, following concerns from parents over students' privacy. The PalmSecure program, in which students' palms are scanned to access their meal accounts, had been used in 10 schools since October. Officials said they believe the program is secure and will examine an option where parents could opt into the program -- rather than opt out.

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