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Topic: Touch ID

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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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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Comparing the new 13-inch MacBook Air vs. the $1299 MacBook Pro

07/10/2019, 08:07 am

Following Apple's Tuesday updates to its notebook range, the choice between a MacBook Air and the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is harder. But, there are significant differences between the two that will affect your buying decision.

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Comparing the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the 2017 Function Keys model

07/09/2019, 03:07 pm

Apple has removed the old 13-inch MacBook Pro with Function Keys from its online store. As well as bringing the Touch Bar to every model in the range, though, it's made many other significant changes.

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Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro, adding Touch Bar to entire range

07/09/2019, 09:07 am

Apple has just updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro, bringing Touch Bar, Touch ID, T2 and True Tone to all MacBook Pro models.

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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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Apple could have used pinhole-sized sensors in display to keep Touch ID on the iPhone X

05/16/2019, 11:05 am

Before the introduction of the iPhone X and Face ID, Apple was considering ways to implement Touch ID on a smartphone without using an externally visible fingerprint reader, with one technique involving a series of pinholes in the display panel that could allow a fingerprint to be captured through the screen.

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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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Massachusetts judge granted warrant to unlock suspects iPhone with Touch ID

05/03/2019, 04:05 pm

Law enforcement can compel a suspect to unlock their iPhone using Touch ID under a warrant, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled in April, muddying the waters in the ongoing battle in courts over whether the contents of a mobile device secured with biometrics are protected by the Fifth Amendment, or not.

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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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Touch ID that spans the entire iPhone display in the works at Apple

02/05/2019, 12:02 pm

While Touch ID isn't being offered as a biometric authentication method in current-generation iPhones and the iPad Pro range, Apple is still considering the possibility of adding fingerprint recognition to its mobile devices, by using acoustic imaging on the display.

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Face ID, Touch ID unlocks can't be compelled by law enforcement, rules federal judge

01/14/2019, 11:01 am

The police cannot force a person to unlock their iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID, a U.S. federal judge has ruled, a move that effectively provides users the same protection for the biometric security for their devices as previously afforded to passcodes.

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Apple did consider including both Face ID and Touch ID on an iPhone

12/17/2018, 09:12 am

Apple could have included a facial recognition system similar to Face ID on an iPhone while retaining Touch ID, with regulatory filings revealing the company did consider having both forms of biometric security on the same device as part of a wider authentication system.

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Chrome 70 will support MacBook Pro's Touch ID for website authentication

09/14/2018, 09:09 am

MacBook Pro users will soon be able to take advantage of Touch ID to authenticate themselves with websites in Chrome, with version 70 of Google's web browser adding support for fingerprint readers in macOS, among other features.

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2019 iPhone sticking with Face ID, but Android moving to in-screen fingerprint sensors

09/04/2018, 12:09 pm

Unsurprisingly, Apple does not plan to integrate fingerprint sensors under the screen of its 2019 iPhone, leaving the field open for Android adoption.

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Florida police attempt to use dead man's finger to unlock his smartphone

04/23/2018, 09:04 am

Florida police have reportedly attempted to unlock a dead man's smartphone using his fingerprint, an act that reflects an ethical dilemma for the modern age concerning biometric security for mobile devices.

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