WEB Notes: This is just setting the people up for more invasion into our privacy. First it was the thumb print on the phone, there was quite a bit of buzz and concern about that, but it quickly faded away and now it is common practice for people to unlock their phone with their thumb print. Now they need the ol face scan to unlock your phone. That’s about what they need when they book you; thumb print, face shot. Perfect!…

In my book, the technology is impressive, but it is not needed. It is overboard and provides no value from where I sit anyway.

Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face — a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes.

Apple’s newest device, set to go on sale November 3, is designed to be unlocked with a facial scan with a number of privacy safeguards — as the data will only be stored on the phone and not in any databases.

Unlocking one’s phone with a face scan may offer added convenience and security for iPhone users, according to Apple, which claims its “neural engine” for FaceID cannot be tricked by a photo or hacker.

Source: New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses



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