Darrell Etherington, writing for TechCrunch:
It’s not yet clear exactly how Samsung stores and transmits its
own fingerprint information to apps and services, but even opening
up use of the scanner itself and fingerprint activity to
third-party devs already marks a considerable departure from
Apple’s approach. Samsung already announced a partnership with
PayPal to allow fingerprints to enable payment verification for
making purchases, and even that offers a fundamentally different
philosophical take on how to use biometric information.
Maybe this is the right way to go. But how come so many people lost their shit over the clearly more-secure iPhone fingerprint sensor, and there’s not a peep about Samsung’s? Where’s the letter to Samsung from Senator Al Franken?
★ Wednesday, 26 February 2014