A patent granted to technology developer Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has revealed a potential use for biometric scanners embedded onto mobile devices to be used as a way of bringing up personalized settings for a user rather than securing the device, according to a Wired article.
In addition to the patent, the National Research Council has also released a report detailing a promising future for biometrics as a tool for personalization.
While the overall intention of such technology is for personalization, some of the reasons it is expected to succeed is its ability to serve as a mild security system for such devices.
For instance, personalization would be able to hide basic sensitive information from someone snooping or held establish logical access control for different users of a device.
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