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Use your fingerprint to unlock your phone? You just gave up some rights

Questions over the 5th Amendment are raised when judges can order you to unlock a device with your print -- but you can't be forced to give up your password. Also, Sony may have its own legal trouble with a video-recording contact lens, and celebrities at the Met Gala attempt to bring tech to fashion.

Using a fingerprint to unlock a phone makes it easier for authorities to search your device.

When you hear, "You have the right to remain silent," that's a right powered by the 5th Amendment, protecting US citizens from incriminating themselves in a court of law. Because of it, citizens can't be forced to tell police the password to access their email or their phone. But biometric passwords -- like fingerprints -- are a loophole for authorities. CNET Update explains:

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Also in this roundup, learn about Sony's latest project that could become its own legal mess: c​ontact lenses that record what you see. Meanwhile, in other tech you can wear, IBM created a gown for the Met Gala that responded to social media comments. But not all celebrities hit the tech theme target for this costume event.

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Use your fingerprint to unlock your phone? You just gave up some rights