Biometric fingerprint?

Hey guys, has anyone tried using any plug-in biometric fingerprint technology with Windows 10?

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Disabled it instantly.

Why? Mostly because of the legal issues in the USA. Beware using this since your rights to deny access to phone or computer via fingerprint or biometric access is not the same as a simple password or passcode.

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My Surface book came with

facial recognition and if that fails a passcode is used. But it doesn't fail much.

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I found this
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"Police don’t need your permission to unlock a phone with
"Police don’t need your permission to unlock a phone with biometrics"

Same is true for almost all government agencies. It seems to me this security was designed with government access in mind.
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Gave up on mine

I have a couple of Lenovo laptops with built in fingerprint readers, the kind you slide your finger across, rather than the static press type. Being curious, I tried one out (remember what they say about curiosity and the cat?). An absolute exercise in frustration! Yes , they work if you start at exactly the same point above the reader and drag your finger at the same speed, otherwise, it's too long, too short, not aligned or whatever. Fortunately, Windows provides an alternative password option, I use that all the time now!

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