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Police use dead peoples fingers to open phones

2018-03-25 12:24 #0 by: Niklas

Forbes writes:

”Separate sources close to local and federal police investigations in New York and Ohio, who asked to remain anonymous as they weren't authorized to speak on record, said it was now relatively common for fingerprints of the deceased to be depressed on the scanner of Apple iPhones, devices which have been wrapped up in increasingly powerful encryption over recent years.”

Read the whole article at Forbes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/03/22/yes-cops-are-now-opening-iphones-with-dead-peoples-fingerprints/#6d766f35393e

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2018-03-25 13:05 #1 by: Evelina

That is just creepy! Scared

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2018-03-25 13:10 #2 by: Leia

If it helps with any investigation then surely it’s a good thing.

All the best, Leia

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2018-03-25 13:58 #3 by: jordan

While it does seem pretty morbid to place a limp finger onto the scanner, I agree that if it can help with investigations then surely it's a good thing, especially if there was impossibility that they couldn't access it due to a password.

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