Published: Sat, September 16, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

US Senator Raises Privacy Concerns About Apple's Face ID

US Senator Raises Privacy Concerns About Apple's Face ID

In his reply, Federighi said that Face ID would work with "most, but not all" sunglasses.

Franken has also asked Cook how Apple would respond to law enforcement requests to access "faceprint" data or the Face ID system itself.

This has led people to quickly assume that your identity can be stolen while you're asleep, if your partner uses your face to unlock your phone.

This is not the first time there has been a hiccup on stage during a Apple launch event.

Franken, however, asked whether Face ID "faceprint" data is stored onboard iPhone X, if this information can be extracted from the device and whether Apple plans to store the data on offsite servers.

Al Franken.Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesThe FBI wanted Apple to use its special technical expertise to help it break security on the encrypted device.

The new Apple Watch Series 3 will be available in two models, one with just Global Positioning System and one with Global Positioning System and cellular capabilities, which will allow users to make and receive calls without having to have their iPhones nearby.

Apple is going all in on augmented reality, and the presentation on September 12 reflected that. The Minnesota Democrat is primarily concerned about the privacy implications of Apple's new feature. Franken's questions go deeper than the surface problems.

The phone has security settings that stop the built-in facial recognition from being used if the two buttons on the side are press, according to head of software Craig Federighi. Ahead of the stage demo, the device had been held by a number of people without realizing that the Face ID was trying to authenticate their face. At Rs 1,02,000 for 256GB, the Apple iPhone X sets new high for mainstream smartphones' pricing. Apple never takes possession of the data, anonymized or otherwise. And that, in turn, suggests the company may be interested in reviving it on a future device, even if it does continue with Face ID - and maybe even in that device's display.

As absurd as this scenario might sound, Apple has the answer in that squeezing the grip either side of the phone will temporarily disable the Face ID feature. It seems accurate facial recognition is still a little too futuristic to enjoy instant acceptance.

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