Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Sep 2017 21:56 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption

If you value the security of your data - your email, social media accounts, family photos, the history of every place you've ever been with your phone - then I recommend against using biometric identification.

Instead, use a passcode to unlock your phone.

Can't argue with that - especially in place where law enforcement often takes a... Liberal approach to detainees.

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RE: Well ...
by sj87 on Thu 14th Sep 2017 04:49 UTC in reply to "Well ..."
sj87
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2007-12-16

You should check your definition for 'incriminating'... Anything that's illegal by law, will be incriminating in your possession. If you live in a fascist police state (USA, Russia), it is very likely that many harmless things will get you in trouble.

You also need to remember that every police officer is a human aswell. They might use your data for their own private purposes or just solely for stalking you and your family, to cause trouble to a guy who – for no specific reason – ticked them off.

Edited 2017-09-14 04:55 UTC

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RE[2]: Well ...
by WorknMan on Thu 14th Sep 2017 22:46 in reply to "RE: Well ..."
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2005-11-13

You should check your definition for 'incriminating'... Anything that's illegal by law, will be incriminating in your possession.


I don't think I have anything like that. Like I said, if they want you that badly, they're going to get you.

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