Apple Patents Collecting Biometric Information Based on Unauthorized Device Use

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/08/apple_patents_c.html

Apple received a patent earlier this year on collecting biometric information of an unauthorized device user. The obvious application is taking a copy of the fingerprint and photo of someone using as stolen smartphone.

Note that I have no opinion on whether this is a patentable idea or the patent is valid.