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Topic: Face ID

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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Apple continues UK 'There's more to iPhone' campaign with focus on recycling, Face ID, iOS 12

03/15/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple is continuing its "There's more to iPhone" campaign in the United Kingdom, by publishing three new videos to its regional YouTube account highlighting the usefulness of iOS 12 software updates, Face ID, and the iPhone maker's recycling schemes.

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Spotify's App Store complaint, Apple's India approach, and analysts try predicting the future on the AppleInsider podcast

03/15/2019, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Spotify wants to change the App Store rules for everybody. Victor and William break the saga down, and then examine just what Spotify is really trying to achieve.

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Face ID might be using vein-matching tech to differentiate between twins

03/14/2019, 08:03 am

Apple may have a solution for false positives with identifying identical twins for Face ID in the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, by taking into account where veins are located in the face.

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Google's upcoming Android Q might include support for Face ID-like authentication

01/28/2019, 05:01 pm

According to leaked code, Google appears set to implement native support for advanced facial recognition sensors in the upcoming Android Q update that, like Face ID, can be used to unlock a device and make purchases.

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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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Video: Rounding up the 2019 iPhone rumors, including USB-C, 5G, and more

01/12/2019, 11:01 am

It is the start of a new year, and there's already a number of rumors circulating about Apple's iPhone releases for 2019. Based on the chatter we've been hearing, there could be some big changes for the iPhone arriving later in 2019, including a shift to USB-C and a triple-camera setup on the rear.

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Security researcher who claimed discovery of Face ID bypass cancels Black Hat presentation

01/03/2019, 06:01 pm

A China-based security researcher has withdrawn a presentation on what was advertised as a workable Face ID hack from the prestigious Black Hat Asia conference after his employer, Ant Financial, called the talk "misleading."

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iPhone Face ID not fooled in fake head test as Android rivals fail

12/17/2018, 12:12 pm

A 3D-printed head has shown that while Apple's Face ID is a secure biometric authentication system, other facial recognition systems used by Android-based smartphones are able to be fooled and unlocked by the fake cranium.

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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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Bloomberg continues iPhone panic mongering by conflating Apple's Give Back trade-in program with price slashing

12/05/2018, 08:12 am

Bloomberg is back with a story that presents Apple's trade-in program as being an example of desperate price slashing in response to supposedly flagging sales of what Apple has actually stated is its most popular phone -- the iPhone XR.

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Teardown of new iPad Pro shows familiar Face ID tech and lots of glue

11/12/2018, 09:11 am

Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro uses similar hardware to iPhones to offer Face ID, a teardown of the tablet reveals, while the accompanying updated Apple Pencil appears to have a capacitive grid embedded within its slim body, most likely used for the new tapping functionality.

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iPhone XS versus iPhone X - which phone unlocks faster with Face ID

11/04/2018, 11:11 am

The iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max are all packing Apple's second-generation Face ID, an updated version of the biometric authentication system which is supposed to be faster than the version introduced with the iPhone X. Is there actually a noticeable difference between the already-fast and the potentially faster versions in the real world?

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Forensics firm urges police not to look at screens of iPhones with Face ID

10/13/2018, 07:10 pm

While U.S. police are now sometimes forcing suspects with Face ID-ready iPhones to unlock their devices, Apple's technology is simultaneously making that a risky proposition, one security firm is warning agencies.

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Facebook confirms security breach impacted 30M user accounts

10/12/2018, 01:10 pm

Facebook has issued an update for September's security breach, advising the breach affected 30 million users, 20 million fewer than first thought, as well as revealing the kinds of data the attackers had access to during the incident.

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FBI makes suspect unlock iPhone X in first confirmed instance of forced Face ID

09/30/2018, 11:09 pm

The FBI recently ordered a suspect to unlock his iPhone X via Face ID, in the first known example of police doing so anywhere in the world.

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iOS 12.1 beta includes support for Face ID in landscape mode, likely for iPad Pros

09/18/2018, 05:09 pm

The first iOS 12.1 beta, released earlier on Tuesday, appears to include support for Face ID authentication while a device is in landscape mode, though the option is likely to be reserved for upcoming iPad Pros.

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Apple and the aggressive rollout of its iPhone XS vision for the future

09/13/2018, 11:09 am

Last year, Apple introduced a 'revolutionary' new iPhone X as if it were a futuristic concept car-- alongside the more typical, incremental advancements of iPhone 8. The new X was intended to show off Apple's vision for the future of mobile devices. This year, that future arrived and expanded to become the new normal, fully exploiting Apple's lead with the front-facing 3D TrueDepth camera.

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iPhone XS A12 Bionic chip features 7nm design, next-gen Neural Engine

09/12/2018, 02:09 pm

In revealing the iPhone XS on Wednesday, Apple also detailed its core processor, the 7-nanometer A12 Bionic, which includes a new iteration of its "Neural Engine" for tasks related to machine learning, such as Face ID and animoji.

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Apple's iPhone X nears perfection with iOS 12

09/07/2018, 11:09 am

When the iPhone X launched, it was such a drastic redesign it was great, but still similar to a first-generation product with a host of little frustrations that needed to be worked out over time. With iOS 12, Apple has done just that, finally making the iPhone X what it was meant to be.

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