Dead fingers talking

From Yes, Cops Are Now Opening iPhones With Dead People's Fingerprints, posted Thursday on Forbes:

Separate sources close to local and federal police investigations in New York and Ohio... 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. For instance, the technique has been used in overdose cases, said one source. In such instances, the victim's phone could contain information leading directly to the dealer.

My take: An argument for FaceID?


  1. David Emery said:
    But what would keep the Cops from pointing the phone at the person’s face (deceased or otherwise)?

    March 23, 2018

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