According to a new ruling issued last week by a federal magistrate in Oakland, California, the government can't get a warrant granting permission to turn up at a local house allegedly connected to a criminal suspect, seize all digital devices, and force anyone found at the house to use biometrics to try to unlock those devices. […] "Accessing people's phones is, in my opinion, much more like accessing the contents of their brains than it is the contents of their file cabinets," he emailed.
I’m quite certain that @phoneboy has a lot to say about this given that it’s a topic he’s discussed several times on Phoneboy Speaks. Personally, I see this as a step in the right direction. I do not use biometrics anywhere for similar reasons.Feds forcing mass fingerprint unlocks is an “abuse of power,” judge rules