Did Apple just kill the password?

The iPhone 5s is the first prominent phone with a fingerprint sensor, and is expected to change the way security is managed on mobile devices. Since passwords are a pain without keyboards, what’s best for a mobile world?

Apple scoops up secure fingerprint sensor maker AuthenTec for $356M

Apple has purchased a mobile security firm that counts many of its mobile competitors as partners. Why? Apple may be eyeing fingerprint-based authentication for iPhones, or perhaps it wants AuthenTec’s NFC-payment security technology for a future iPhone with mobile payment capabilities.

Auditude Fingerprints Everyone and Everything

Startup Auditude is extending the advertising-against-uploaded-clips thing that YouTube’s doing to multiple video sites across the web, but by contrast it doesn’t require that TV networks do any upfront work of submitting content that they claim.