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Why your iPhone-unlocking fingerprint is susceptible to FBI search warrants

Oscar Raymundo | May 3, 2016
A judge is forcing a woman to unlock an iPhone with her fingerprints, but does this violate the Constitution?

It gets murky, however, with fingerprint sensors that unlock mobile phones. For Touch ID to be able to unlock an iPhone, a person has to physically press down on the device. A fingerprint scan won’t do. So it’s more involved than just handing over a key. It’s forcing someone to perform an action with a key only they can use.

 

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