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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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If later on you found out that Apple is sending your fingerprints to the NSA...

How would it make you feel about Apple, and about buying iPhones? At this point in time you are a fool if you believe ANY tech company when they say they aren't sending data to the government, but fingerprints is a whole new thing...
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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I would report them to Russia.....
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:30 PM   #4
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How can we fully trust what Apple says about not storing full fingerprints on the phone? Apple is in the business of selling phones and making profit; they would tell us anything to get us to buy a phone. One little request from the government and they could easily flip on us. And that goes for any company including Google.
No company in the US has higher power than the government. Scary part is that your fingerprint is the most valuable thing you have and when you tie it to electric data records and transactions it becomes more than a finger print; that's your entire life bundled into a single device.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:31 PM   #5
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I would rather them have my fingerprints than them have access to all of my private internet data and access to my phone calls.

What could they do with my fingerprints?
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:33 PM   #6
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I wouldn't really care. If they want, I'll walk into the nearest government office and give them my fingerprint.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:33 PM   #7
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I would rather them have my fingerprints than them have access to all of my private internet data and access to my phone calls.

What could they do with my fingerprints?
Well IF your a criminal this would worry you. If they ran the fingerprints in afis they can get hits on outstanding warrants etc. I'm not a criminal so I don't care even if that was the case.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:34 PM   #8
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I would rather them have my fingerprints than them have access to all of my private internet data and access to my phone calls.

What could they do with my fingerprints?
Exactly, they can't do much of anything with your fingerprints. Plus if they want them they have them anyway for most people.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:34 PM   #9
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Can I assume you've never traveled outside of the U.S. or gotten a driver's license? They take your fingerprint as I.D.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:34 PM   #10
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How would it make you feel about Apple, and about buying iPhones? At this point in time you are a fool if you believe ANY tech company when they say they aren't sending data to the government, but fingerprints is a whole new thing...
The government already has your fingerprint anyways.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:35 PM   #11
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Tin foil hats for everyone!

On a serious note...

The NSA has collected your entire Internet history and all the personal information contained within. With all of this information, they can profile you with an amazing degree of accuracy. This means they practically know you inside and out unless all you've managed to do on the Internet is be a complete troll. Even then, they still have your location history and other personal info.

All of that and... you're worried about your fingerprint? You guys do know that a fingerprint alone is worth diddly squat right? Especially if you aren't committing crimes with said fingers. That other information they have though? Your privacy is effed whether or not you ever commit a crime. Our government rocks doesn't it?
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:37 PM   #12
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I really don't care. I have nothing to hide.

What is the big deal?? People are getting so emotional about this. Its crazy.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:41 PM   #13
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I wouldn't care. Would you paranoid people shut up and lay off the Alex Jones and bong tokes?
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:42 PM   #14
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I really don't care. I have nothing to hide.

What is the big deal?? People are getting so emotional about this. Its crazy.
Well, the problem is that our privacies are being invaded. That is unconstitutional and IS illegal. Yet our government is allowed to get away with it. They have 0 right to collect ANY of our information on a whim. This is not a communist country, so they should stop acting like dictators.

Want to know how bad this whole situation is? It's so bad that the prospect of my fingerprint being given to the NSA isn't bothersome when compared to all the other crap they have collected from me. When viewed in that perspective... it's effing scary.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:42 PM   #15
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The government already has my fingerprints so I really wouldn't care.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:49 PM   #16
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To the original question: I'd seriously consider not buying an apple product again. Come on, that's an outright, blatant, to my face lie about what this equipment does. Whatever you feel about the potential privacy issue.... How could you not care about that dishonesty?

To everyone else who doesn't understand the issue: it's not the fingerprint, it's what is linked to the fingerprint, namely location and behavior. I made this analogy elsewhere, it's like saying I shouldn't care that somebody wants to put cameras on every street and in every room because "hey, the government already has your picture"
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:54 PM   #17
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I'm in the military so they already have all my biometric info already . I can't really stress about it. Bring on the 5S baby
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:58 PM   #18
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I really don't care. I have nothing to hide.

What is the big deal?? People are getting so emotional about this. Its crazy.
I second this!
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 10:00 PM   #19
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How would it make you feel about Apple, and about buying iPhones? At this point in time you are a fool if you believe ANY tech company when they say they aren't sending data to the government, but fingerprints is a whole new thing...
Did you not see the story that says the actual print isn't stored? It's one thing to be suspicious. After all, the US govt, especially since Dubya, has been trying to circumvent the constitution. It's also ridiculous to ask this question. Of course we're going to be mad.
Besides, you're going to wonder about apple when google has been violating your privacy left and right?

Take off the tinfoil hat.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 10:05 PM   #20
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Geez. Some of you people are really paranoid.

I'm no criminal, so I could care less.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 10:06 PM   #21
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Meh.

Got booked a couple of years back.

DNA swab and everything.

I figure Im screwed anyway
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 10:10 PM   #22
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Do you guys think using your fingerprint on the iPhone is going to be the last thing it's ever required for in your life time? Maybe identifying yourself at a bank or something else?

People said the same thing about social security numbers. How many of you guys use your social security number as a passcode for your phone? Or anything?

I'd assume not many.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 10:23 PM   #23
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Of course we're going to be mad.
Actually, seems like most people here don't care a lick
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 10:27 PM   #24
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Chances are if you are worried about being watched by the government you may have bigger issues other than a fingerprint scanner on a cell phone. At the end of the day when uncle sam wants you uncle sam is going to get you.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:06 PM   #25
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Seriously..... everytime you go to a bar and have a few beers you are leaving your fingerprints to anybody that has an interest in collecting them?

If the government want your fingerprints they will get them.

Now pop your tinfoil hat back on and continue looking over your shoulder
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