Court Forces Fingerprint Phone Unlock

Zenaan Harkness zen at
Tue Jul 26 16:11:33 PDT 2016

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 05:49:02PM +0000, jim bell wrote:
>  From: John <jnn at>
> On July 26, 2016 3:08:25 AM EDT, grarpamp <grarpamp at> wrote:
> >
> >
> > A second federal judge has ruled that a suspect can be compelled to
> >unlock their iPhone using their fingerprint in order to give
>Use a long PIN for your encrypted phone. I've abided by this, despite
>the extreme convenience of the fingerprint scanner,  since I first
>read about >the 2014 case you referenced..   John
> There's another set of possibilities.  Usually, a person has 10
> fingers.  They can presumably be scanned in two different axes

Um ... I think that's called "chopping" with two different axes - but
fingers are so small, and axes so sharp (compared with splitters
anyhow), that -one- axe is probably enough.

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