Apple Patents Tech to Catch iPhone Thieves Via Fingerprint Reader

Posted on Aug 26 2016 - 10:52am by Ty G

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Good looking out Apple. One of Apple’s latest patent applications shows how they plan to catch thieves by capturing their fingerprint and uploading it for further prosecution. Whether this patent will actually make it into an Apple product is yet to be seen, but what a great idea.

If transmitted, the biometric data (either fingerprint or fingerprint digital signature) could be cross-referenced with a database of known users or government databases. At the same time, it’s very easy to record and send other information pertinent to theft, such as the GPS location (or recent route), the keystrokes and swipes or even photos taken with the front camera.

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