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Meaghan's Minute: Fingerprint Safe

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 11:29am
Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD

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On Friday, Senator Al Franken asked Apple for more clarity on privacy and security concerns he has with its use of fingerprint recognition technology in the new iPhone 5S.

Franken said that the fingerprint system could be potentially disastrous for users if someone does eventually hack it, pointing out that fingerprints are permanent and left on everything a person touches, making them far from a secret.

Apple says it's not possible to convert a fingerprint from a police file into something the phone will recognize, as the sensor reads a sub-epidermal layer of the finger.

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