Didn't I read something about Microsoft going on a crusade to do away with passwords?
I'm not exactly sure that it qualifies as a crusade, but....
Yes, it seems that with many devices equipped with the proper hardware you can sign on to a device with
Your finger print (with a finger print reader)
Your face (with "Hello" and a camera that supports facial recognition)
And now, they've introduced a
Signing in to Windows with password-less Microsoft accounts on all Windows 10 editions
We’re pushing forward on eliminating passwords and keeping your accounts safe with another cool feature. With Build 18305, we announced support for setting up and signing in to Windows 10 with a phone number account, without having to create, or deal with the hassle of a password for Insiders using the Windows 10 Home edition. Today, that support is extending to all Windows 10 editions!
SO Now.... your finger print and mug shot can be stored in the cloud and a phone number can be associated with them, all in the name of "Security".
Brings to mind Ben Franklin's quote....
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety".
You could easily substitute "Privacy" for "Liberty" and "Security" for "Safety"
We, like Lemmings run blindly toward the cliff's edge.
It's probably important to note that these so called "features" are not unique to Microsoft.
I believe that if you have an Android or Apple device, most if not all of these are common.