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Tag: Data Sovereignty
The latest iPhones have just been released, and the latest feature, available in the iPhone5S, is the fingerprint scanner. This funky bit of technology allows you to program your fingerprint in to the phone, and then unlock it with a touch. No more remembering security codes.
Apple say the fingerprint will be securely stored on the phone, but I’m not sure as yet whether a they store enough data to simply verify your fingerprint later, or enough to reproduce your fingerprint. They do, however, add that it will only be stored on the phone, not sent to Apple or stored in “the cloud”.
So, should you be concerned about the security implications of giving your fingerprint to your phone?
You guessed it; I say yes. I’d be very concerned. Let me give a few reasons.
In Australia, pets are micro-chipped, meaning a small chip, the size of a grain of rice, is placed just under their skin. If the pet is found, it can be scanned and looked up in a national database and the owners can be identified and contacted. This organisation has strict privacy laws and, I would…
Identity is usually verified by checking one or more of three pieces of information: something you know, something you have, something you are. To access Facebook or Twitter, you need you password (something you know). To get money out of a cash machine you need your bank card (something you have) and a PIN (something…