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