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July 4th, 2022

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Judge Rules Fifth Amendment Protects Passwords Not Fingerprints

A Virginia Circuit Court judge issued a ruling on Thursday that people do not have to unlock their password-protected phone for the state’s police, but that fingerprint-protected phones are a different story. The ruling comes from the case of David Baust, an emergency medical services captain who was charged with trying to strangle his girlfriend in…

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