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Fingerprints & warrants

2017-02-23 17:19:17.766495+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Can warrants for digital evidence also require fingerprints to unlock phones?

Federal Judge Denies Warrant to Fingerprint Unlock Random Apple Devices in Illinois Building.

What's interesting in that second take is that it appears that the Feds are starting to insert stock fingerprint requests in all of their warrant discussions.

Given that it's not that tough to 3d print a mold and cast a gelatin finger from that mold, even barring the legal aspects of being forced to surrender your biometrics, fingerprints should be considered compromised.

[ related topics: Apple Computer Privacy Law Current Events Graphics Conspiracy Economics Government ]

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#Comment Re: Fingerprints & warrants made: 2017-02-28 17:04:58.826735+00 by: TheSHAD0W

If a warrant can draw blood to see if you're under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it can compel you to provide a fingerprint to unlock a phone. I agree, fingerprint unlocking is less than ideal.

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