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If every decent software engineer knows that faces and fingerprints cannot be passwords because they're neither secret nor can you change them, then why does Apple, which is supposed to be a top-notch tech company, release features like that

@Gargron I don't know, maybe because Apple isn't just decent software engineers, but some security people as well, trying to deliver actual solutions instead of mostly meaningless maxims. I'd seriously expect Apple blows everything else out of the water even with just fingerprints.

@pony Cops can just put it to your face after arrest and browse your phone without a warrant. Doesn't sound like a good system to me.

cat.parent() ๐Ÿ“Ÿ @tcql

@gargron @pony in the US anyway, you can be coerced into providing a fingerprint to unlock a touch phone because legally your rights against self incrimination apply to knowledge you may choose to espouse, and your fingerprint isn't knowledge

so, we're already there even without face scanning ๐Ÿ˜’

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