The eyes may reveal it all about the soul, but the face is almost certainly the door to your wallet. And, wait for all you know it may well have access to your privacy. Apple’s Sept 12th unveiling of the iPhone X brought with it the official reveals of Face ID: Face-scanning tech that will be used in lieu of touch ID to both unlock smartphones and to authenticate Apple pay. As the privacy experts say, security consultants, and at least on sitting U.S. senator are concerned with the technology is ripe for abuse. So is there a reason to be worried about all the latest offering from Apple?
Just like so many other things these days, all of this depends on how much do you really trust your neighbourhood $800-billion tech company.
One of the biggest worries about the Apple Face ID can be summed up with just one simple question: Who, is exactly, going to get access to the data and tools the tech depends on to function and process? Apple must rest assured that everyone’s biometric information or mathematical representation will be kept safe and will be stored locally on a user’s iPhone, and not on some massive cloud space.
It is a simple measure to the one Apple implemented with Touch ID, putting a “mathematical representation” of your fingerprint in a data space which is located locally on the iPhone itself. As far as we know the process has been successful in keeping the iPhone gathered biometric data out of hands of the criminals or law enforcement. Not to forget there are still big enough reasons to not use touch ID
“Apple has stated that has no plans to allow any third-party applications access to the Face ID system or its face print data,” wrote one of the experts.
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