- Jul 19, 2007
Sen. Al Franken questions Tim Cook over iPhone 5s fingerprint security, you know what's next, NSA and third party. Well, that didn't take long...
Some people assume their every move online and in real life is being tracked just because it can be. Truth is most people are too boring to be monitored that closely.I can't believe this thread hasn't been locked and marked classified! I mentioned the NSA in the Keynote thread when Touch ID was announced and was warned for making political comments.
Seriously though, while I agree it's probably paranoid to worry about your phone collecting biometric data and sharing it with The Man, it's far from a stretch to imagine Apple handing over any all all data to the government. Remember when it was discovered Apple was secretly but "accidentally" tracking all our location data and they released an update to "fix" it? And now iOS 7 "features" an almost-so-hidden-it's-secret "frequently visited locations" option that is on by default. Kinda makes you reflect on the original Macintosh ad, doesn't it?
For those with nothing to hide, why aren't you asking the government to declassify all sorts of files? I know I've got a list. I've already given my fingerprints to the FBI so Touch ID doesn't bother me. To assume that Apple is being truthful that the fingerprint info your device collects is strictly local is borderline naive IMO. The same equally and oppositely applies to the paranoia of thinking every text, email, tweet, and facebook post is being monitored by government overlords. Maybe the contexts aren't quite in proportion, but for generalization sake...
Any byte of data on that device in your hand can potentially be transmitted OTA. Being a part of this brave new world requires letting go of a certain amount of privacy and accepting a certain amount of vulnerability. It's up to each one of us to describe our own comfort zone and adjust our behavior accordingly. Personally? I don't care if my every move is mapped out, every email and post scrutinized, every online purchase compared to a database of foreign terrorist bomb makers and homegrown anarchists. I'd just prefer it if they didn't lie to us about collecting that information. I trust Apple about as far as I could pitch a 50 pound canon ball and the other relevant entities even less.
Can y'all hurry up with my new iPhone please?
Are you saying you don't live the life of a secret double agent like I do? I think we have an opening if you're interested.Some people assume their every move online and in real life is being tracked just because it can be. Truth is most people are too boring to be monitored that closely.
Well, I didn't say I was one of those people.Are you saying you don't live the life of a secret double agent like I do? I think we have an opening if you're interested.
Actually, you have to scan your finger numerous times at different angles. So yeah, it is pretty much a full fingerprint.The button is small so your full print is gonna be broken in to separate sections and have overlapping areas.
I have a simple solution. Don't even program it. Problem solved
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