6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

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

About Video Transcript

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

0:56 /

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.

New releases

Philips adds a 75W Replacement SlimStyle LED to its lighting lineup
2:17 November 22, 2014
This bigger, brighter version of the original SlimStyle LED looks like a strong value in its class
Play video
2015 Acura TLX V-6 Advance (CNET On Cars, Episode 54)
16:28 November 21, 2014
Acura hopes the TLX is what it will drive into the future, we explore the head-up display coming to your car soon, and check out the...
Play video
Los Angeles Auto Show 2014: CNET's editors choose their favorites
5:55 November 21, 2014
The press days are over here at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Before we head off into the Hollywood hills we took a moment to re-cap...
Play video
Watch Tony Hawk do endless 360s on a hoverboard, Ep. 184
5:36 November 21, 2014
This week on Crave, we can see sound waves. We might get to see an unexplored part of the moon. But most of all we get to see Tony...
Play video
The $199 HP Stream 11 wants to be as cloud-friendly as a Chromebook, but with Windows 8
2:18 November 21, 2014
If you keep expectations in check, this bargain-basement Windows 8 laptop has good battery life and a decent design.
Play video
Yamaha SRT-1000 gives good single-speaker surround
1:44 November 21, 2014
The Yamaha SRT-1000 sound base offers discrete looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features in a package that is still...
Play video
Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you
2:50 November 21, 2014
Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable gu...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,584: Google Contributor, JFK has a drone problem, San Francisco's poo map (podcast)
30:08 November 21, 2014
We're back in the studio today! Join us for a very special episode complete with a full tour and the start of our Call of Duty: Advanced...
Play video