September 20, 2013

As thousands lined up at Apple and mobile phone stores across the country and the globe, Sen. Al Franken expressed concerns over the new iPhone’s fingerprint identification technology.

“This new ground-breaking technology raises important privacy questions for millions of users in Minnesota and around the country,” he said.

The iPhone 5s, which is being released this Friday, is the latest refresh from Apple. Among the phone’s heavily-touted features is the ability for users to lock and unlock their phone by scanning their fingerprint, as opposed to entering a code number or password.

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