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iPhone X Boasts Machine Learning and Facial Recognition!

By NuttBoxer following x   2017 Sep 13, 11:24am 162 views   7 comments   watch   quote     share  

Because who doesn't want a faceless corporation with 24/7 access to every detail of your private life?
1 BayAreaObserver   2017 Sep 13, 4:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
What you should know about privacy and Apple’s FaceID on iOS 11. Your rights may differ if phone is locked via biometrics compared to a passcode.

Before we get into the obvious questions about the Fifth Amendment implications for refusing to unlock your phone when ordered, it should be noted that Apple has instituted some new privacy features for iOS 11, which rolls out next week. Let's assume you unlock your phone for the authorities, whether they have a warrant or not. If you have TouchID enabled on a non-iPhone X phone, the passcode is now required when the phone is connected to a new computer. "Trust This Computer" pops up on the computer's monitor, requiring the password. That wasn't the case before. This means the authorities would need your passcode again to siphon data from your phone beyond just reading its contents manually.

One researcher who has written about this suspects the same will apply to the iPhone X and its FaceID—that a passcode will be required when connecting it to a new computer.

Nicholas Weaver, a computer scientist at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California, told Ars in an e-mail that "There is no way I could see Apple making FaceID bypass the iOS-11 passcode needed to trust this computer change."

Apple did not immediately respond for comment

Full Article: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/09/what-you-should-know-about-privacy-and-apples-faceid-on-ios-11/
2 BayAreaObserver   2017 Sep 13, 4:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
FaceID is going to suck—and here’s why. Awkward ergonomics means Face ID will never be faster than a fingerprint sensor.

Face ID is still going to suck.

This is not the first phone we've tried with a facial recognition feature, and they all have the same problem. It doesn't matter how fast or accurate Face ID is, the problem is the ergonomics: you need to aim it at your face. This is slow and awkward, especially when compared to a fingerprint reader, which doesn't have to be aimed at anything.

Consider the "taking it out of your pocket" use case: If you're good, you'll stick your hand in your pocket and grip the phone so your finger lands on the fingerprint reader. Touch ID works as both an "on" button and an "authentication" button. In one touch, you've turned on the phone and logged in. You haven't even fully taken the phone out of your pocket yet, and it's already on and unlocked. By the time you bring the phone to your face, the unlock process is finished and you're looking at the home screen.

To use the iPhone X's Face ID, you have take the phone out of your pocket, lift it up to your face, swipe up to turn it on, and only then can can you start the unlock process. The difference is probably one or two seconds, but for something you do 80 times a day, having the fastest possible unlock system really matters.

Full Article: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/09/face-id-on-the-iphone-x-is-probably-going-to-suck/
3 BayArea   2017 Sep 13, 6:19pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
I agree this is starting to get weird.

Fingerprints, face recognition. Too much.
4 APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   2017 Sep 13, 6:39pm   ↑ like (3)   ↑ dislike (3)     quote        
And it's only $1000 bucks.

I can hear Steve Jobs shrieking, "SUCK MY FUCKING DICK!, YOU CUNTS!" from beyond the grave!
5 FortWayne   2017 Sep 14, 8:33am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
Bargain pricing

APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE says
And it's only $1000 bucks.

I can hear Steve Jobs shrieking, "SUCK MY FUCKING DICK!, YOU CUNTS!" from beyond the grave!
6 NuttBoxer   2017 Sep 14, 11:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
biometric locks have yet to be proven to be more reliable or secure than pass codes. What worries me is the iPhone X caching my face pattern, storing it some DB, and then transferring it to NSA during the daily dump. And it updates your face pattern as you change your appearance! Fuck that...
7 Heraclitusstudent   2017 Sep 14, 12:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
BayArea says
I agree this is starting to get weird.

Fingerprints, face recognition. Too much.

A smart phone is the NSA microphone at your diner table.
Once you admit that fingerprints and face recognition doesn't seem so weird.

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