Apple Patents Collecting Biometric Information Based on Unauthorized Device Use
Apple applied for 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 a stolen smartphone.
Note that I have no opinion on whether this is a patentable idea or the patent is valid.
EDITED TO ADD (9/13): There is potential prior art in the comments.
Posted on August 29, 2016 at 6:27 AM • 32 Comments