A California judge’s ruling might give weight to privacy advocates’ arguments in future cases regarding forced device log-ins. But it isn’t expected to change much in the near term.
Biometric locks have the same function—albeit more secure and convenient—to a consumer as a PIN or passcode. But they don’t have the same legal protections under the 5th Amendment. Here’s why.
Fingerprints, faces, and other unique physical characteristics make great identifiers, security experts say. But because they’re public and permanent, they don’t make safe authenticators.
Traditional passwords, often easily cracked or guessed, aren’t likely to lose much ground to multifactor or biometric authentication any day soon, experts say. Here’s why.
Pressing for privacy awareness and abuse prevention, Joseph Atick—like Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb—says there is danger in the technology he helped create.