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[liberationtech] iPhone5S Fingerprint and 5th amendment

John Adams jna at
Tue Sep 10 16:25:58 PDT 2013

Has Apple released specs on the operation of the fingerprint system? I.e.
Can it be configured to use both a pin and a fingerprint?


On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Percy Alpha <percyalpha at> wrote:

> I know that users can be forced to handover digital card and written down
> passcode to decrypt data while memorized passcode is mostly safe from
> subpena and court orders.
> As iPhone5S uses fingerprint to lock the device, could users be forced to
> unlock their iPhone5S?
> As police can legally collect fingerprint in most cases, could they use
> the fingerprint in the database to unblock the device and decrypt data?
> Percy Alpha(PGP <>)
> Team
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