Mobile fingerprinting and what it could mean for content

With the recent release of the iPhone 5s and its introduction of Touch ID, the first truly mobile fingerprinting integration on a smartphone, a lot is being said around the web about its security but also its potential for existing applications. Fingerprint scanning is nothing new, and has even existed on laptop computers for quite some time now, but the integration of such a technology on a smartphone by a major manufacturer is indeed a novelty, and will potentially drive the adoption of the technology by other handset builders. So in effect we could be looking at a new ecosystem of authentication technologies in the near future. In this post we look at what it could mean for content producers and consumers, as well as review the current drawbacks of such fingerprinting systems. 

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