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Google scrapped the Nexus 6's fingerprint scanner just a few months before it launched

Many details surrounding the Nexus 6 were leaked in the months leading up to the smartphone’s launch in late October, although one oft-rumored tech specification that proved to be absent was a fingerprint scanner akin to Touch ID on the iPhone. 281 more words


Samsung Fingerprint Reader Design Flaw

Samsung includes biometric security in their premium smartphones through a fingerprint reader on the home button. Unfortunately, the system requires two hands to operate. Holding the phone in one hand and trying to swipe the thumb (for example) typically won’t work. 122 more words

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Here's one more reason not to use your iPhone's fingerprint scanner

Need another reason not to secure your smartphone with a fingerprint? A Circuit Court judge has ruled that police can require suspects to unlock a device with their fingerprint, but may not with a passcode. 422 more words