NewserThanks to improvements in technology, the following popular hand gestures are no longer advised in photos: waving, giving the thumbs up, and flashing the peace sign. Raising the double bird or a fist remain excellent options. Researchers at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan say that smartphone cameras are now so good it's possible to steal someone's fingerprints from a photo taken up to 10 feet away, AFP reports. "Just by casually making a peace sign in front of a camera, fingerprints can become widely available," researcher Isao Echizen tells a Japanese newspaper

According to Cnet, Echizen specifically warns about the peace sign because of its ubiquity in Japan and because it makes it easy to match fingers with faces.Thanks to improvements in technology, the following popular hand gestures are no longer advised in photos: waving, giving the thumbs up, and flashing the peace sign. Raising the double bird or a fist remain excellent options. Researchers at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan say that smartphone cameras are now so good it's possible to steal someone's fingerprints from a photo taken up to 10 feet away, AFP reports. "Just by casually making a peace sign in front of a camera, fingerprints can become widely available," researcher Isao Echizen tells a Japanese newspaper. According to Cnet, Echizen specifically warns about the peace sign because of its ubiquity in Japan and because it makes it easy to match fingers with faces.

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