Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Aug 2017 10:41 UTC

Apple is adding an easy way to quickly disable Touch ID in iOS 11. A new setting, designed to automate emergency services calls, lets iPhone users tap the power button quickly five times to call 911. This doesn't automatically dial the emergency services by default, but it brings up the option to and also temporarily disables Touch ID until you enter a passcode. Twitter users discovered the new option in the iOS 11 public beta, and The Verge has verified it works as intended.

It's sad that we live in a world where our devices need features like this, but I commend Apple for doing so.

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RE[9]: What?
by fmaxwell on Mon 21st Aug 2017 10:33 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: What?"
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So, basically, same what I said: protecting regular citizens from the officers who should be protecting said citizens.

No, what you said was that "Apple is implementing a feature for criminals. Either that, or a feature to help regular people fight against the police and justice institutions."

I'm neither a criminal nor someone looking for a "fight against the police or justice institutions." I'm someone looking to protect my privacy and this feature helps me do it.

It also has another obvious function: It prevents criminals from using a victim's Apple Pay by forcing themr to put their finger on the sensor.

Edited 2017-08-21 10:37 UTC

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