A Biometric Lock Screen On the Way

By | October 11, 2016
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Microsoft Files Patent for a Biometric Lock Screen

Personal computers will be getting a little more personal based on a patent recently filed by Microsoft. The new patent will use biometric data to protect your personal info on your lock screen. The patent…

…could ensure your privacy and security by optimizing your lock screen. This is possible with a new biometric security technology that identifies what personal data to be revealed or hidden from the eyes of a stranger that may be using the device.

Lock screens may sometimes be accessed by anyone. This may cause some inconvenience and expose the user’s private data to a pair of curious eyes or even to some data violation risks. However, Microsoft is working on a solution that may optimize the amount of actionable and personal information that the operating system can provide, depending on who is using it. With the implementation of the new biometric security mechanism, the users will have no need to worry about the information that is shown on their home screen. This may put an end to the embarrassment and the need to choose between productivity and privacy on their screen…

The Microsoft’s patent is called:

“SELECTIVELY PROVIDING PERSONAL INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO FUNCTIONALITY ON LOCK SCREEN BASED ON BIOMETRIC USER AUTHENTICATION”

Read all the technical stuff here and let us know what you think. Do you think this will become another Windows inconvenience, or do you think it’s about time our PCs were really more personal?

Your comments are welcome.

3 thoughts on “A Biometric Lock Screen On the Way

  1. Andrew Witzel

    Finally! Perhaps our computers and mobile devices will be a little more Star Trek and less Buck Rogers.

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