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Topic: Face ID

What Apple surrenders to law enforcement when issued a subpoena

01/21/2020, 01:01 pm

Apple won't unlock iPhones or other devices for law enforcement, but it can and will provide substantial data about a user when it gets a subpoena. Here's what Apple has access to you from your device -- and what it doesn't.

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Apple hasn't abandoned Touch ID in flagship iPhones yet

01/21/2020, 07:01 am

Apple is researching a version of Touch ID would use sensors behind an OLED screen rather than via a specific button -- and Apple includes a laptop in its examples of touchscreen devices.

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Samsung's designers copying Apple again in Samsung Pass icons

01/07/2020, 12:01 pm

Glance at that Face ID icon as your phone unlocks, and see if you can spot a similarity to what Samsung has revealed as the symbol for its new Samsung Pass.

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Donald Trump is not a fan of Face ID on iPhone

10/25/2019, 07:10 pm

In a tweet addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday, Trump bemoaned the new "swipe" to unlock interface of Face ID, saying the older Touch ID home button was "FAR better."

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Apple's 2020 iPhones rumored to have smaller notch, wider 5G antennas

10/22/2019, 06:10 am

Apple is reportedly testing different methods to create a smaller Face ID notch for the 2020 iPhones, and is looking at a wider antenna to support 5G.

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2020 iPhone could kill the notch by moving Face ID to the bezel

09/26/2019, 12:09 pm

The 2020 iPhone could eliminate the famous notch from the design altogether, an image of an alleged prototype suggests, with the TrueDepth camera sensor squeezed into the top bezel to enable the screen to take up the entire front of the mobile device.

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Apple working on biometric identification beyond Touch ID and Face ID

09/12/2019, 07:09 am

Apple apparently isn't settling on just Face ID and Touch ID for biometric identification, and is continuing work on identifying a palm placed on a device to authenticate a user.

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Apple says Face ID is coming to more devices, but Touch ID continues

09/09/2019, 07:09 am

Ahead of the official launch of iOS 13's improved Face ID, Apple has been promoting the security benefits of all its biometric systems and Greg Joswiak says that Touch ID isn't going away any time soon.

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Apple again reported to be planning in-display Touch ID for 2020 iPhones

09/05/2019, 08:09 am

Sources reportedly familiar with Apple's supply chain say that a new Touch ID fingerprint system is already being tested for next year's iPhone.

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Judge rules against forcing suspects to unlock phones with Touch ID or Face ID

08/31/2019, 07:08 am

US Magistrate Judge Virginia Demarchi is the latest to rule against forced use of biometrics by law enforcement, saying such systems come under the protection of the Fifth Amendment.

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Face ID attention detection security defeated with glasses and tape

08/08/2019, 05:08 pm

Security researchers were able to bypass Face ID's "liveness" detection on the iPhone and iPad Pro with everyday items, defeating what is considered the industry's most advanced biometric security system using little more than a pair of glasses with tape affixed to the lenses.

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Apple 'Nice' Face ID ad song usage was like winning 'a major award'

08/06/2019, 01:08 pm

The voice behind the 'Nice, so nice' soundbite played in the recent iPhone Face ID commercial, producer Latroit, revealed he was overjoyed by the inclusion of the song 'Nice' on the ad's soundtrack, likening it to winning an award.

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An iPhone with in-screen Touch ID could ship as soon as 2021

08/05/2019, 06:08 am

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo isn't limiting himself to rumors about 2019 and 2020 phones, and has published one now predicting that the 2021 iPhone will have both Face ID and Touch ID.

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Google's Pixel 4 phone implementing system similar to Apple's Face ID

07/29/2019, 01:07 pm

Google on Monday previewed a pair of features coming to its Pixel 4 smartphone, including "Face Unlock," apparently directly competing with the Face ID technology on Apple's X-series iPhones.

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New Apple iPhone ad sells Face ID as the perfect lazy sign-in option [u]

07/08/2019, 09:07 am

Apple on Monday premiered a new iPhone TV ad, "Nap," concentrating on the minimal effort needed to use Face ID.

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Apple trials Face ID & Touch ID logins for iCloud on the Web

07/08/2019, 09:07 am

People running the iOS 13, iPadOS, or macOS Catalina betas can now sign into beta.icloud.com using Face ID or Touch ID, depending on their device.

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Apple plans cheaper iPhone for China with new Touch ID, claims iffy report

07/02/2019, 06:07 am

Supply chain sources claim Apple intends to make an exclusive China iPhone which will drop Face ID and instead use an under-the-screen fingerprint sensor.

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Idaho judge denies warrant to compel suspect to unlock smartphone with biometrics

05/13/2019, 02:05 pm

An Idaho court has denied a warrant asking for authorization for law enforcement to make a smartphone owner unlock their device with their fingerprint, with the decision the latest in an ongoing debate on whether or not police and security services have the right to unlock biometric security on a device like the iPhone's Face ID or Touch ID.

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Apple could make iPhone's TrueDepth camera cheaper using liquid crystal tech

05/09/2019, 09:05 am

Light-emitting elements on Apple devices like the flood illuminator and dot projectors of the iPhone's TrueDepth camera system could benefit from a new diffuser system in the future, one that could switch between different modes by using the same technology that drives liquid crystal displays.

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Investigators sought permission to unlock Michael Cohen's iPhone with FaceID

03/19/2019, 11:03 am

The investigation into President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen included a request to use his biometric data to access his Apple devices, warrant documents reveal, with both the attorney's face and fingerprints needed to bypass security used in iPhones and iPads.

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