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Date: 09/12/13 06:35 AM

21 Responses to iPhone 5s Fingerprint Scanner Demo

  1. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 6:35 am
    Link: iPhone 5s Fingerprint Scanner Demo - Sweet. Apple fansquirrels approve!
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 6:39 am
    MUA HA HA HA HA! iPHONE IS EVIL!!!!

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    Kickan Male 18-29
    243 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 6:52 am
    The most exciting thing to happen to NSA since Facebook.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36202 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 6:59 am

    I pity the fool who falls for this.

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    irunfast86 Male 18-29
    402 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 8:00 am
    i agree with kitteh9lives. also that raccoon is scary
  6. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 8:05 am
    @ Kitteh and Gerry: Hmmmm. Perhaps I need to rethink my enthusiasm. RACCOONS ARE EVIL.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 8:20 am
    Come to think of it, I`ll bet Apple`s senior executives had a few sleepless nights when the Snowden-NSA story broke. At that point they`d already invested hundreds of millions of dollars into the fingerprint scanning technology and would have had a hard time reversing course.

    In response, I`m sure they must`ve focus-grouped the heck out of it and found that most consumers felt the benefits outweighed the privacy concerns--even with the recent NSA revelations.
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 8:43 am
    The amount of paranoia this thing has created is great. Same with Xbox One`s new Kinect bar, every sucker is up in arms thinking "It`s watching me 24/7 and sending stuff to the government".

    Lol you crazy bastards.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 10:30 am
    One more step towards mandatory bar-code tattoos...

    What if you get a papercut? You still have a password & stuff to unlock it, correct?

    So if someone wants to force you to unlock your phone? All they need to do is push your thumb onto the thing and !Presto! it`s open! Attached or not, eh? Like in the movies.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 10:47 am
    @ 5Cats: Apparently, you can set it to recognize more than one finger`s fingerprint, so you can use either thumb, either index finger, etc. Also, it reads the fingerprint below the outer layer of the skin with infrared--so that papercut would have to be really deep to throw the sensor off.

    The main reason Apple developed this was that they found that 50% of iPhone users don`t bother to use a password to lock it because they don`t like the hassle. So they`ve tried to make the security pretty close to effortless. Looks to me like they might`ve succeeded.
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
    311 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 11:06 am
    @5cats: creepy story time. The government doesn`t need you to get a tattoo. Every single person that has a smartphone or phone that can connect to the internet already has an I.D. Every internet capable device has a personal MAC address, just like U.S. residents have a Social Security Number.

    With these MAC addresses there is no need for the government to tag anyone, the people are doing it for them. Even better, these tags already tell them your facebook page, your bank account, your likes and dislikes...yup with that one id they can get everythig and anything about you.

    Did you know it is also possible for them to turn on your phone and initiate the camera and voice?

    Good stuff :) people bar coding themselves.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6665 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 11:44 am
    There`s only one way this is going.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 11:57 am
    @Squrlz4: ah! I didn`t know about the infrared thing! That must make it work a lot better than the old ways.
    I just mean: I hope there`s a back-up to unlock it! lolz! In case you forget your thumb...

    @BritInvasion: Yup! It sounds like science fiction, but it`s happening all around us!

    The "barcode" = 666 = The Mark of the Beast
    (Intended to replace ID, credit cards, cash! everything in one package!)

    @LordJim: I was also thinking of the "eyeball scanners" in Demolition Man, Minority Report and dozens of other movies... = Eww! Gross!
  14. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm
    @ LordJim: Funny! =^.^= Thanks for the chortles.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
    2210 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    Does it work with tentical phalanges?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6665 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    Squrlz,

    You`re welcome. I remain in your debt for chortles.
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    747Pilot Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm
    Great! now not only can the NSA have all your infomration but also your fingerprints too! great job the king of terror is doing in that nation south of canada! shammeeee, real shame
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    Afugy Male 30-39
    199 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 4:02 pm
    Really, I had to watch an add before I could watch this add...
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 5:57 pm
    I`d give this a thumbs up... But then you`d HAVE MY PASSWORD!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    "The Department of Homeland Security cannot be contacted right now. Check your internet connection or choose an alternate log in method."
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    September 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    no thanks. these smart phones are turning into spy devices.. im throwing mine out, you can knock at my door if you need me. if i get lonely ill talk to truckers on my CB radio

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