[Chugalug] Apple announces the new iPhone...its gold.

Keith uspatentpending at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 20:22:51 UTC 2013

In general I was unimpressed as well.  They do claim the fingerprint data
is not accessible in any way by software, though, I trust tech companies
fending off the government like I trust a picket fence to keep in an angry
Tibetan Mastiff.

I would actually like to see a better way to do security on phones.  My
password is difficult for a thief which means it's also difficult for me.
 Also it activates at random times not at all consistent with the timeframe
of inactivity that is supposed to prompt it.

A biometric scanner is certainly defeatable, but probably not by your
average thief.  That's what i'm looking for these days (and not finding),
security that's easy for me and much harder for your average thief than
simply wiping the phone and starting again.  If they steal it, it sucks,
but I want them to wipe the phone rather than try to get at my data.

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 2:58 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Really? This is innovaton?
> http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/10/4702820/gold-iphone-5s-photos
> They did nothing for the phone.  Slightly faster processor, slightly
> better camera....and its available in gold.  Oh, they tacked on a useless
> finger print scanner, so now you can send your fingerprints to the NSA and
> the Govenment without the hassle of being arrested! YAY!
> Apple has been dead when it comes to mobile devices for a long time now.
>  They have lost their innovative edge. (In my opinion, of course)
> Lets discuss!
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