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fascinating:
border security can force you to press your touchID too.

proper phone security requires two-factor authentication.
1:32 am — Friday, 24 March 2017
anonymous:
> proper phone security requires two-factor authentication.


Wat?
2:58 am — Friday, 24 March 2017
fascinating:
wat?

that was unauthorised use of the mother's phone, because she was unconscious and her thumbprint was used to open the phone without her willing consent.

If she has a passcode as well, that could have been prevented.

Think of the children.
3:11 am — Friday, 24 March 2017
Mac Pro is Dead:
Gruber sure likes to jerk off siri
3:49 am — Friday, 24 March 2017
DanglingSackball:
I love Apple shit, but Siri blows goats.

Also, if you force reset your phone, you must then enter your password to access it. After a force reset, you *cannot* use Touch ID. Ergo, just force a reset if you think some authority figure is going to demand that you use your fingerprint.
6:28 am — Friday, 24 March 2017
My Optional Name:
About 3 years ago, I tried using Siri to dial "911", thinking that would have been the fastest way to do so, but it claimed it couldn't do that. I guess Apple finally got around to addressing that shortcoming?

Worth pointing out... it's not even necessary to unlock an iPhone to make an "emergency phone call". But the kid is only 4, so I guess we can give him a pass on that.
9:52 am — Friday, 24 March 2017
To Be Fair:
I think it's actually the emergency services that saved her, not Siri.
12:11 pm — Friday, 24 March 2017
jimothy:
From the comments (I read them so you don't have to):

>I love how this kid is like "bitch, it means her eyes are closed and she's not breathing, can I define another word for you??"

So wrong, but so funny.

P.S. Never read the comments. Especially not the ones one DFwC.
2:48 pm — Friday, 24 March 2017
jimothy:
What Buzzfeed failed to report is that, while he was waiting for paramedics to arrive, he also used his mom's thumbprint to buy £5,000 in-app purchases. Little bugger is a Clash of Clans fiend!
2:51 pm — Friday, 24 March 2017
jimothy:
Gizmodo headline:

>iOS Security Flaw Makes Allows Anyone to Unlock Dead People's iPhones

I'm on a roll here, folks.
2:53 pm — Friday, 24 March 2017
jimothy:
I should get on a proofreading roll. Oops!
3:05 pm — Friday, 24 March 2017
anonymous:
Fair play - well done kid
7:09 pm — Friday, 24 March 2017
anonymous:
Playing this as an Apple/Siri story is shallow and should be shamed.

Praise the kid and paramedics and follow up on the mom.
9:41 pm — Friday, 24 March 2017
John Gruber:
If anyone wants to give me money, last week and this week are wide open.

Get in touch, lets make a deal.
4:47 pm — Saturday, 25 March 2017
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