Fingerprint sensor

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Derkatwork, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Derkatwork macrumors 6502

    Derkatwork

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    With the fingerprint sensor, I'm a touch worried. I really love it and think its cool, but still. I am not saying 'big brother' by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm mildly worried. I know it's only a finger print and many people likely have their fingerprints on record already, but is there any other concern with new technologies like this? I know privacy was given up when I accepted Facebook/smartphones/google into my life. I know that I have a digital 'fingerprint' of websites I've gone to and physical places I've been could theoretically be tracked and stored by the phone. More than ever after that whole story that the government has been getting info from google, apple, windows, and others. Or am I too paranoid? I repeat, I'm not saying 'big brother' or anything.
     
  2. matttye macrumors 601

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    The way I see it is that if (insert intelligence agency here) had cause to investigate you, they could get your prints in thousands of ways.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    There was a news story about this a while back.

    Basically google dish out your info all over the place.

    Apple however require a warrent to dish it out unless you give permission.

    As for your fingerprint relax. It's stored locally and not sent anywhere plus it's encrypted on several levels. Add to that it's not an image of your print that's actually taken and I think your safe!!
     

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