Judge Lets Feds Use Suspect's Fingerprints To Unlock Phone

Law360 (April 23, 2019, 9:09 PM EDT) -- A search warrant unsealed Tuesday in connection with a gun trafficking investigation in Cambridge reveals that a Massachusetts federal judge gave law enforcement permission to unlock a suspect’s Apple iPhone by pressing his finger to the Touch ID sensor.

In the search warrant she signed April 18, U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein gave law enforcement officials the power to search for and seize a number of items in a Cambridge apartment, including firearms, ammunition, books and papers related to the sale or purchase of firearms, along with cellphones and all of their digital contents.

To search the contents of any...

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