Sen. Al Franken concerned about Apple's use of fingerprint recognition technology in iPhone 5S

  • Article by: BREE FOWLER , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 20, 2013 - 4:45 PM

NEW YORK — Sen. Al Franken is asking Apple for more clarity on privacy and security concerns he has with its use of fingerprint recognition technology in the new iPhone 5S.

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sooofedupSep. 20, 13 1:10 PM

To Al: Don't buy one. Quite worrying about whether our phones are safe from someone lifting a fingerprint off of our soda glass. Concentrate on all the internet hacks and scams instead that effect millions of users rather than a couple people with stolen fingers. Oh, and the tech won't work on dead fingers, they have to be life, so no ones' going to be cutting off our fingers.

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mtkamacSep. 20, 13 1:30 PM

And when people start getting hit over the head and knocked out, to have their iPhones taken out of their pockets, have their unconsious finger scanned, and the phone access, everyone will be complaining that the government didn't do enough to protect their privacy......

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johnmplsSep. 20, 13 1:30 PM

So now the NSA will have every iPhone users fingerprints on file.

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vooch11Sep. 20, 13 1:36 PM

Why doesn't he have issue with IBM laptops that use fingerprint security or Ameriprise in their Corporate loacation?

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tommyhmplsSep. 20, 13 1:41 PM

In order to get through the TSA faster at the airport, I had to give them 10 fingerprints! But I'm sure my data is safe with the government. They've proven that. Better for Franken to deal with gov't abuse of privacy and security than to waste Apple's time. They must not have given anything to the campaign. #findsomethingmoreimportantodo

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brocklander1Sep. 20, 13 1:51 PM

I guess Al thinks Apple invented the fingerprint! What the heck is he talking about? There are plenty of ways to wipe info from a stolen Iphone.

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staransicklSep. 20, 13 1:53 PM

Hey Al where's your outrage over the NSA total lack of concern of our 4th amendment protection or the Patriot Act?! Your hypocrisy is astonishing.

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nkuhlmanSep. 20, 13 2:09 PM

Your fingerprint in the tender care of Siri. . .not to worry; ultimately this gadget won't work either.

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brocklander1Sep. 20, 13 2:21 PM

Besides plenty of movies have already shown us how to steal fingerprints.... It is a lot more complicated than guessing a 4 digit code though....

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nanana1Sep. 20, 13 2:36 PM

Nice job of pandering to technophobes there Al. I suspect the next step is to convene a committee to bring in a gaggle of CEO's to defend themselves.

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