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[NDM]Apple files patent for transferring Touch ID information through iCloud

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office published a patent filed by Apple that illustrates how they want to let users upload their fingerprints and transfer them to other devices via iCloud.
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Apple may let customers send their fingerprints through the cloud according to a new patent filed Thursday.

The company envisions having customers use the iCloud service to transfer Touch ID and Apple Pay information to other devices, according to the patent published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The patent named "Finger Biometric Sensor Data Synchronization via A Cloud Computing Device and Related Methods," illustrates how a user can send their fingerprints data to other iPads or iPhones via iCloud.

Users will also be able to use near field communication (NFC) or Bluetooth to transfer finger print data, but that would require devices to be nearby each other.

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Dunno about everyone else, but the idea of a commercial third party storing my biometric data is not all that exciting to mee.

   
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it'll be outrageous if they get a patent for this
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Patent trolls on the loose.

You shouldn't be able to patent functions or actions.
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so then that would mean millions of apple users have inadvertently got themselves on a database usually reserved for criminals as plainly any security service in the world can force request access under a 'national security' banner.

govs have been wanting this data for ages, next up Apple patent a method to stop their products communication functions at large protests or gatherings ..
Edited by Pip Boy - 1/17/15 at 7:12am
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next up Apple patent a method to stop their products communication functions at large protests or gatherings ..
They already started down that road didn't they?
http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-patent-could-remotely-disable-protesters-phone-cameras/
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