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    A Virginia Beach Circuit Court judge ruled that law enforcement officials can compel you to unlock your smartphone with a fingerprint, but that they can't force you to enter in your passcode or password to unlock your device. Judge Steven Frucci says that obtaining a fingerprint is like obtaining a DNA sample or a physical key, things that would have to be surrendered in an investigation anyways. Passcodes would be considered knowledge, and not a physical object, so they deserve more protection under the law.

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    10-30-2014 10:12 PM
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    If approached by the police, turn the phone off. It requires a passcode when restarted, not a fingerprint.
    10-30-2014 10:16 PM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    If approached by the police, turn the phone off. It requires a passcode when restarted, not a fingerprint.
    Was just thinking the same thing. Hard reboot to the rescue.
    anon4757448 likes this.
    10-30-2014 10:23 PM

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