Jul 272021
 July 27, 2021  Posted by  Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Zack Whittaker reports:

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered a man accused of participating in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6 to unlock his laptop “with his face” after prosecutors argued that the laptop likely contains video footage that would incriminate him in the attempted insurrection.

Guy Reffitt was arrested in late January, three weeks after he participated in the riot, and has been in jail since. He has pleaded not guilty to five federal charges, including bringing a firearm to the Capitol grounds and a charge of obstructing justice. His Windows laptop was one of several devices seized by the FBI, which investigators said was protected with a password but could be unlocked using Reffitt’s face.

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  One Response to “Court orders US Capitol rioter to unlock his laptop ‘with his face’”

  1. “Likely”?

    I hope he used either an “O-face” or the “ugly face” like guitar players use when they are riffing.

    Pro Tip: Don’t use bio-metrics for security.

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