Court Forces Fingerprint Phone Unlock

juan juan.g71 at
Tue Jul 26 11:35:10 PDT 2016

On Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:49:02 +0000 (UTC)
jim bell <jdb10987 at> wrote:

> There's another set of possibilities.  Usually, a person has 10
> fingers.  They can presumably be scanned in two different axes (or
> more), and in two different directions, each.   With some additional
> software, 

	People could do lots of different things...if they owned their
	phones. But the phones are owned by apple. The phone users are
	owned by apple too, and by the US government.

> some of those could be assigned to be "duress codes",
> designed to re-encrypt the data if the person whose fingers are being
> scanned wants to do that.  Further, again with additional
> programming, the fingerprint scan function could be automatically
> disabled if it hadn't been used for an extended period of time.
>    Jim Bell

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