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Feds Want to ­se Your Fingerprints to Open Iphones. Why Isn't It Working?

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Apple Touch ID on iPhone 5s

Apples "Touch ID" is demonstrated on an iPhone 5s. Federal prosecutors have sought to force criminal suspects to unlock their cell phones, often with limited success.

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A single sentence was all that was needed to detail the results of a search warrant executed last month on a cell phone in Texas: "Unable to obtain forensic aquisition [sic] of the described device."

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