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Old September 23rd, 2013, 02:23 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Here's some suprising amount of clarity from MN Sen. Al Franken...

"If someone hacks your password, you can change it – as many times as you want," Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, said in a letter sent Thursday to Apple CEO Tim Cook. "You can’t change your fingerprints. You have only ten of them. And you leave them on everything you touch; they are definitely not a secret."
Franken added that a fingerprint uniquely identifies its owner, unlike a string of numbers and letters.
"Let me put it this way: if hackers get a hold of your thumbprint, they could use it to identify and impersonate you for the rest of your life," he wrote. Franken's office released the letter to the media Friday.
Source: Sen. Al Franken: iPhone Fingerprint Scanner Raises 'Significant Privacy Questions'
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