Calls to emergency services could become just a fingerprint away, thanks to Apple’s latest innovation.
A patent application from Apple published Tuesday, according to CNBC, described technology that would trigger a 911 call in a way that is designed to hide your actions from attackers.
This “panic command,” when activated, would provide your location to first responders. It could also livestream audio or video from the phone.
The current means of phoning 911 are “readily apparent to someone watching,” explains the author of the patent application. With this new technology, a user could appear to comply with an attacker’s request to unlock his or her phone, but actually covertly call 911. Read more…
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