Incident 372: Users Reported Security Issues with Google Pixel 6a's Fingerprint Unlocking

Description: Google Pixel 6a's fingerprint recognition feature was reported by users for security issues, in which phones were mistakenly unlocked by unregistered fingerprints.


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Alleged: Google developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Google Pixel 6a users.

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