A Fingerprint Won't Protect Your Phone From A Judge's Warrant
A judge can compel you to unlock your phone if you secure it with your finger.By Leah Becerra | May 4, 2016
The best way to make sure information on your phone isn't used against you in court is to use a passcode — not a fingerprint — to unlock your phone.
This isn't actually new information, but the U.S. just got a reminder about that thanks to a Los Angeles court case involving the girlfriend of an alleged Armenian gang member.
The Los Angeles Times reports the woman was compelled to open her locked iPhone with her finger after the device was seized by the FBI.