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Franken presses Apple on new iPhone fingerprint technology privacy

"[I]f hackers get a hold of your thumbprint, they could use it to identify and impersonate you for the rest of your life," Franken wrote in a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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  1. Submitted by Paul Udstrand on 09/22/2013 - 11:20 am.

    This is kind of silly

    A “hacker” in this case would have to have access to your thumb, not simply some data about your thumb. A finger print is far more difficult to duplicate than a password.

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