A four-digit lock code on your iPhone offers you more privacy protection than Touch ID in Virginia. Judge Steven Frucci ruled fingerprints as security codes constitute evidence police can collect, just like DNA samples, and aren't subject to Fifth Amendment self incrimination protection.
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Regardless of whether or not Judge Frucci interpreted the law correctly, letting law enforcement compel people to unlock their Touch ID-encrypted iPhones seems like a pretty slippery slope to head down.