Apple admits, iPhone 5s Fingerprint Database To Be Shared With NSA

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  1. zfactor

    zfactor Registered Member

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    not sure on the full truth of this article but imo this probably is going to happen if not now soon....

    link to original article: http://topinfopost.com/2013/09/25/apple-admits-iphone-5s-fingerprint-database-to-be-shared-with-nsa
     
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  2. J_L

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    No comment on the source... The content of the news isn't surprising, but a confession like that is quite suspicious.
     
  3. TheWindBringeth

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    The source article and website appear to be satire oriented. A quick search dug up:

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/fingerprints.asp
    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/27/no-nsa-iphone-5s-fingerprint-apple

    Obviously, the potential for biometric (meta)data to be collected/used by manufacturers, possibly also shared with or lost to yet more parties, is there. So a satirical article and "false rumor" shouldn't cause anyone to lower their guard when it comes to such issues. The uploading of any biometric related data... raw data, a hash of said data, even metrics/analytics pertaining to how the subsystem was working... is something everyone should keep an eye out for.
     
  4. mattdocs12345

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    Like I said before.
     
  5. zfactor

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    as i said not sure of the truth but personally i believe they will do something like this sooner then later
     
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    It may be satire today, but tomorrow it will be reality.
     
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    the funny thing is that its surprising to people! ROFL

    use android if you are sensitive about these kinda things.
     
  8. Reality

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    The satire part, if anything, is just to ease the last of those who question that it's been reality much longer than people think.
     
  9. mattdocs12345

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    There was quite a bit of zealots arguing the other way around. I hope they are all eating their words now.
     
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