An En­cryp­tion Fight At Your Fin­ger­tips

Bio­met­rics ▶ Law en­force­ment can open a print-locked phone with a war­rant ▶ Mag­is­trate judges “could be the last line of de­fense”

Bloomberg Businessweek (North America) - - Technology -

The FBI’S feud with Ap­ple over ac­cess to Syed Fa­rook’s iphone might never have hap­pened if the San Bernardino, Calif., shooter had been car­ry­ing a 5S or newer. For the 250 mil­lion phones sold around the world with fin­ger­print au­then­ti­ca­tion since 2013, law en­force­ment may be able to com­pel sus­pects to press their fin­gers to the de­vices and un­lock them.

With min­i­mal lit­i­ga­tion on the

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