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Security Concerns Arise Over Apple's TouchID Fingerprint Scanner
2013-09-23 10:17:45

[ Watch the Video: Apple's TouchID Fingerprint Technology Cracked ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not long after Apple confirmed TouchID, the fingerprint scanner technology in the iPhone 5S, questions began to emerge about how the phone stores this fingerprint, where it is stored, and if storing such intimate data on a smartphone would be safe in the first place. On the day the iPhone 5C and 5S were released, Senator Al Franken issued a letter to Apple CEO...

Apple's Fingerprint Technology Concerns Senator Al Franken
2013-09-23 04:12:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US Senator Al Franken has reportedly written a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook to express his concerns over the Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology featured in the newly-released iPhone 5S. Franken, who is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, said that Touch ID raises “substantial privacy questions” and security-related concerns, according to a BBC News report published...

Facial Recognition Software Gets Wary Thumbs-Down By Senator
2012-07-19 13:21:46

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The use of facial recognition technologies is growing, both for law enforcement use and in social networks such as Facebook and Google+. The increasing use of such technology has members of the US Senate concerned over privacy and civil liberties with its use, writes Dara Kerr for CNET. Minnesota Senator Al Franken said that in law enforcement, the use of facial recognition “will catch criminals,” but “could come at...

2012-07-16 23:01:59

New and very little known provisions to the Affordable Care Act will assist in protecting hospital patients from being hassled by aggressive medical bill debt collectors. Minnesota senator Al Franken has introduced a legislation to further defend patients against collection harassment. Bohmeia, NY (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 On July 16, 2012, Rapid Recovery Solution, Inc., became aware of an article from ABC regarding new provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The provisions are meant to protect...

2011-08-02 17:13:00

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When: Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 1:10pm Where: FARMFEST Forum Tent Gilfillan Estates 28366 Co. Hwy 13 Morgan, MN 56266 U.S. Senator Al Franken is a Senator from Minnesota, Who: elected in 2008 Sen. Franken will discuss his efforts on behalf of Why:...

2011-07-26 17:20:00

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Sugrue, T-Mobile senior vice president of government affairs, today issued the following statement in response to Sen. Al Franken's decision to oppose the AT&T transaction: "While we respect Senator Franken, his analysis of our pending transaction is just wrong. The combination of T-Mobile and AT&T should be approved because it will deliver what consumers are looking for in the age of smart phones, tablets and mobile internet - speed,...

2011-05-09 07:05:00

How much is your privacy worth to you? Knowing where you have been, where you are and when? For companies such as Google and Apple, apparently it is worth a lot. Since it was revealed last month that many smartphones are storing and sending your location data back to Apple and Google for use in marketing back to you. Minnesota senator Al Franken will be heading a subcommittee on privacy and technology this Tuesday to question Google and Apple executives on the possibility that this tracking...

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