Why cant we have thumbprint guns, they said. It would work just like my cell phone, they said. Noted gun expert and Silicone Valley consultant Joe Biden has pushed this on many occasions.
“My cell phone – like yours -I just put my thumbprint on, and that is my access to everything. (…) Why can’t you do that for a gun?”
Well, Samsung just blew that entire argument out of the water, now didn’t they?
Headline: Samsung: Anyone’s thumbprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phone
DOH! Thats a big F-UP. Inconvenient if its a phone, tragic if its a ‘smart gun’.
The scanner sends ultrasounds to detect 3D ridges of fingerprints in order to recognise users.
Samsung said it was “aware of the case of S10’s malfunctioning fingerprint recognition and will soon issue a software patch”.
South Korea’s online-only KaKao Bank told customers to switch off the fingerprint-recognition option to log in to its services until the issue was fixed.
Previous reports suggested some screen protectors were incompatible with Samsung’s reader because they left a small air gap that interfered with the scanning.
I have talked about the many other shortcomings of this in the past if you want to read up on that. And if they go that route and mandate it, how long before we must close the ‘smart gun’ loophole? And also, Beware: ‘Smart guns’ will stand up to a SCOTUS test.
But alas… finger print technology is soon to be a thing of the past. Facial recognition is where its at, so next up…