You probably don’t need to worry about someone hacking your iPhone X’s Face ID with a mask

 Touted as the iPhone X’s new flagship form of device security, Face ID is a natural target for hackers. Just a week after the device’s release, Vietnamese research team Bkav claims to have cracked Apple’s facial recognition system using a replica face mask that combines printed 2D images with three dimensional features. The group has published a video demonstrating its proof… Read More

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PSA: Don’t train Face ID on your sibling’s face accidentally

 Some people are griping about Face ID, noting that sometimes their siblings can open their iPhone Xs using Face ID. There’s a simple reason for this. When your sibling who kind of looks like you unsuccessfully tries to unlock your phone using their face and then you enter your password, you’re accidentally training Face ID on your sibling’s face. Therefore, if that same… Read More

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A closer look at the capabilities and risks of iPhone X face mapping

 Face ID has already generated a lot of excitement but the switch to a facial biometric does raise privacy concerns — given that the human face is naturally an expression-rich medium which, inevitably, communicates a lot of information about its owner without them necessarily realizing it. Read More

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The iPhone X is now available for pre-order

 The iPhone X, the device TechCrunch is calling Apple’s best iPhone ever, is now available for pre-order. In case you’ve spent the last month living under a rock and missed the news — not to mention our review — the device represents quite a departure for Apple. For one thing, it priced from $1,000. Yes, that’s the entry-level cost. Design-wise there is much new… Read More

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Apple says claim that it reduced accuracy of Face ID to meet demand is “completely false”

 A Bloomberg report today made claims that Apple had reduced its requirements from suppliers on the accuracy level of Face ID. Apple has issued a statement stating that the report is “completely false” and saying that it expects Face ID to be the new gold standard of facial authentication. The statement from Apple: Customer excitement for iPhone X and Face ID has been incredible,… Read More

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Apple lowers Face ID specifications to ramp up iPhone X production, report says

 According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is changing its strategy when it comes to manufacturing the Face ID sensor in the upcoming iPhone X. Requirements have been lowered so that suppliers can produce those sensors much more quickly. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared a concerning report a few days ago. According to him, Apple won’t be able to produce enough iPhone X… Read More

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Apple responds to Senator Franken’s Face ID privacy concerns

 Apple has now responded to a letter from Senator Franken last month in which he asked the company to provide more information about the incoming Face ID authentication technology which is baked into its top-of-the-range iPhone X, due to go on sale early next month.  Read More

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