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Chrome OS to get NFC unlock?

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Users may be able unlock their Chrome OS devices using NFC in the future, The Next Web reports. An API called chrome.screenlockPrivate will allow select apps to “use the USB, NFC, and/or Bluetooth APIs to communicate with a secondary trusted device such as a phone, ring, watch, or badge, thereby allowing that trusted device to serve as an alternative form of authentication for the user.”

Filed by Email Mike Clark nfcworld.com Published • Last updated 11 December 2013, 13:28

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