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Court Rules Police Can Force Users to Unlock iPhones With Fingerprints, But Not Passcodes

Court Rules Police Can Force Users to Unlock iPhones With Fingerprints, But Not Passcodes

MacRumors - by Juli Clover

A Circuit Court judge in Virginia has ruled that fingerprints are not protected by the Fifth Amendment, a decision that has clear privacy implications for fingerprint-protected devices like newer iPhones and iPads. According to Judge Steven C. Fucci, while a criminal defendant can't be compelled to …

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