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CNET News Video: Yahoo's Mayer admits she doesn't use a phone passcode

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CNET News Video: Yahoo's Mayer admits she doesn't use a phone passcode

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At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer explains why she doesn't like using a passcode on her smartphone and why she's a fan of fingerprint sensors.

-You were at the Apple event yesterday and you seemed to like the fingerprint NSA scanner thing on the phone and so why. Why would you be in favor of anything like that that can gather more information and hurt us? -So it's fine but I know it's funny because I didn't realize if it was a reporter. It was somebody at the end of the night you just said like what did you like. And I just said the fingerprint. -Oh. -So I didn't really know that it gotten picked up at the-- but I think what I liked about it and sort of funny because you mocked me once backstage at TechCrunch. -No. -Maybe it was at the web because Mike was making fun of me because I don't have a passcode on my phone. -Oh yes. -And Mike was like are you crazy? And I was like look. I just can't do this passcode thing like-- -Yes. -15 times a day and then like when I saw the fingerprint thing I was like now I don't have to. -Yes. So you-- -So I was excited about that and I just think that like building in some of these smart sensors into the phone is really exciting.

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