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  1. #1 Cops Are Now Opening iPhones With Dead People’s Fingerprints 
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    This is based on a Forbes article to which I do not have access. If anyone does, can you post snippets?

    http://www.thedailysheeple.com/polic...consent_032018

    According to a new report, police don’t need consent nor even a living human to unlock an iPhone. FBI agents and local cops in the US are using the fingerprints of dead people to access their iPhones and smartphones.

    The report first came to light when Forbes wrote an article titled “Yes, Cops Are Now Opening iPhones With Dead People’s Fingerprints,” and it’s just a macabre as it sounds.

    ...According to FBI forensics specialist Bob Moledor, who detailed for Forbes the first known case of police using a deceased person’s fingerprints in an attempt to get past the protections of Apple’s Touch ID technology, putting Artan’s bloody finger on the iPhone in his possession didn’t unlock the phone.

    Separate sources close to local and federal police investigations in New York and Ohio, who asked to remain anonymous as they weren’t authorized to speak on record, said it was now relatively common for fingerprints of the deceased to be depressed on the scanner of Apple iPhones, devices which have been wrapped up in increasingly powerful encryption over recent years.

    Police use the technique during drug overdoses, even those that don’t result in death, to see if they can find out who the dealer was for a bigger bust.

    “It is certainly possible to authenticate with biometrics even without user consent, or the person even being alive,” John Whaley, co-founder, and CEO of UnifyID, told Mashable in 2017. “This is especially true if the factor they use is static, like a fingerprint or a face. One attempt to combat this is to use a liveness check, but even those are often easily spoofable.”

    It’s entirely legal for police to use this disturbing technique too. There are most definitely some ethical quandaries to consider, however, Marina Medvin, owner of Medvin Law, said that once a person is deceased, they no longer have a privacy interest in their dead body. That means they no longer have standing in court to assert privacy rights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    That means they no longer have standing in court
    Couldn't you prop them up?
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Couldn't you prop them up?
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