Monday October 17, 2016

Feds Walk Into A Building. Demand Everyone's Fingerprints To Open Phones

I can't believe something like this is even legal. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has some serious questions about this as well but, until this is challenged in court, who knows how long this will go on.

FORBES found a court filing, dated May 9 2016, in which the Department of Justice sought to search a Lancaster, California, property. But there was a more remarkable aspect of the search, as pointed out in the memorandum: "authorization to depress the fingerprints and thumbprints of every person who is located at the SUBJECT PREMISES during the execution of the search and who is reasonably believed by law enforcement to be the user of a fingerprint sensor-enabled device that is located at the SUBJECT PREMISES and falls within the scope of the warrant." The warrant was not available to the public, nor were other documents related to the case.