Microsoft plans to link biometric authentication to personalisation of a users' lockscreen, according to a new patent.The patent “SELECTIVELY PROVIDING PERSONAL INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO FUNCTIONALITY ON LOCK SCREEN BASED ON BIOMETRIC USER AUTHENTICATION ” would use biometric data to go beyond just authentication, reports MSPOWERUser.The patent acknowledges that, given the visibility of the lockscreen, that depending on the confidence level of this identification the OS would display more or less sensitive information.If it is determined that the measure of confidence satisfies one or more criteria, then personal information associated with the user is selectively rendered to the lock screen while the computing device is in the locked state.”A wide variety of different types of personal information may be presented to the lock screen when lock screen management determines that the measure of confidence is sufficiently high. For example and without limitation, the personal information may include a notification concerning a communication (e.g., phone call, e-mail or text message) received by the authorized user, a reminder about a task associated with the authorized user (e.g., a task being tracked by a calendar application, a to-do-list application, or the like), some or all of a message”.Importantly not an exact identification need to be made which speeds the process of interacting with the lock screen, and one can imagine screen being populated with more and more information the more sure the OS becomes of your identity.