Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Sep 2017 21:56 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption

If you value the security of your data - your email, social media accounts, family photos, the history of every place you've ever been with your phone - then I recommend against using biometric identification.

Instead, use a passcode to unlock your phone.

Can't argue with that - especially in place where law enforcement often takes a... Liberal approach to detainees.

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Whjy I don't like face recognition
by cropr on Thu 14th Sep 2017 09:13 UTC
cropr
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2006-02-14

For me the main issue with face recognition is that you have to move your phone in the right direction and that you have to look straight to the phone. The combination of these 2 actions takes a lot longer than a fingerprint scan, where you only have to put your finger on the sensor.
If you do that a 100 times a day, it starts counting.
Also for features like Apple Pay, this is a huge disadvantage. Apple Pay with face recognition will take longer than Apple with a fingerprint scan and also longer than a proximity chip card with a pin code

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