… security experts largely see Touch ID as a positive step that could take society a step closer to eliminating much more hack-prone PINs and passwords – and the worry that someone else is peeking over your shoulder, said Berin Szoka, head of the tech policy thinktank TechFreedom.

“The idea of a fingerprint scanner on your phone might seem creepy to some users, but it’s actually great news,” he said. “That … could make it easier for us to engage in sensitive transactions over mobile devices, like banking and government services.”

Read the full article here. While TechFreedom doesn’t endorse one alternative over another, we’ve long been an advocate for moving beyond passwords.