OtherGround Forums Don't enable fingerprint access to cell phone

11/14/14 9:17 AM
11/11/14
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http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10/31/judge-rules-suspect-can-be-required-to-unlock-phone-with-fingerprint/
11/18/14 4:08 PM
3/3/03
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http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10/31/judge-rules-suspect-can-be-required-to-unlock-phone-with-fingerprint/

11/18/14 4:11 PM
3/3/03
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at least not in that district in VA.

This will most certainly be appealed and could likely hit the Supremes.

11/19/14 1:10 AM
11/11/14
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It's interesting this didn't come up earlier.

What could SCOTUS say, that's it's permissible to take fingerprints but only for so and so purposes?

11/26/14 1:45 AM
3/12/07
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Funny.

Kind of related, has the police radar technology for downloading phone data been tested in any federal circuit or SCOTUS yet?

2/4/15 9:59 PM
9/8/02
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Police officer I know tells me they can plug any phone in and take the information off of it and routinely do it just for fun if one is found or turned into the station. I asked, what if the screen is locked? He said it doesn't matter...
2/7/15 7:37 PM
12/2/05
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jcblass - Police officer I know tells me they can plug any phone in and take the information off of it and routinely do it just for fun if one is found or turned into the station. I asked, what if the screen is locked? He said it doesn't matter...

Wouldn't work if you encrypt it.
2/8/15 1:10 AM
9/8/02
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Fake Pie - 
jcblass - Police officer I know tells me they can plug any phone in and take the information off of it and routinely do it just for fun if one is found or turned into the station. I asked, what if the screen is locked? He said it doesn't matter...

Wouldn't work if you encrypt it.

I don't think most people encrypt their iphone.
2/8/15 1:50 AM
12/2/05
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It is on by default now.